Inter Miami Beaten 6-0 by Al Nassr Without Cristiano Ronaldo

Ivy Sarkar

Al-Nassr crushed Inter Miami 6-0 as injury ruled Cristiano Ronaldo out of a much-hyped showdown with Lionel Messi, who was limited to a late substitute appearance in Riyadh.

Al-Nassr | Sportz Point

Brazilian Talisca upstaged the illustrious duo with a hattrick as the Saudi Pro League side demolished its Major League Soccer opponent, scoring three times inside the first 12 minutes.

Brazilian Talisca | Sportz Point | Noushad Thekkayil

Otavio drilled in the opening goal as Miami lost the ball trying to play out from the back. A sliding Talisca turned in Al-Nassr’s second as the visitor again paid the price for conceding possession near its own box.

Otavio | Sportz Point

Aymeric Laporte scored the goal of the night, catching Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender well off his line as he belted in a long-range free kick from deep inside his own half.

Aymeric Laporte | Sportz Point

The American side was clearly feeling the effects of a globe-trotting pre-season tour, but the gulf in class was also stark.

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There will be a new home stadium for Inter Miami named Miami Freedom Park (Image - Getty)