In Cristiano Ronaldo's absence, Brazilian striker Anderson Talisca excelled for Al Nassr in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick in their 3-2 victory over Al Duhail in Qatar.
At the 65-minute mark, Taslica finished off his hat-trick by sweeping home a beautiful play following another one-two with Ghareeb. Talisca now has six goals in his last three Champions League games thanks to the treble.
At the Khalifa International Stadium, the Saudi Pro League team, who opted to rest their star player Ronaldo, overcame Philippe Coutinho's early opener to maintain their perfect record in this year's championship. With four games played, Nassr has 12 points, leading them to the top of Group E.
Ronaldo was rested for the corresponding match by Nassr manager Luis Castro, despite the fact that he scored twice in the Saudi Arabian club's 4-3 victory at home against the same opponents two weeks prior.