Al Nassr 0-2 Al Hilal Highlights: Ighalo scores two to dent Ronaldo & Co’s Saudi Pro League title challenge

Al Nassr vs Al Hilal: Catch highlights from the Saudi Pro League game at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

Updated : Apr 19, 2023 19:28 IST

Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd-R) reacts after a free kick during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd stadium in the capital Riyadh on April 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP)
Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd-R) reacts after a free kick during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd stadium in the capital Riyadh on April 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE

Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd-R) reacts after a free kick during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd stadium in the capital Riyadh on April 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS from Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match at the King Fahd International Stadium.

  • April 19, 2023 02:46

    The End. Not just to the match but probably to the Al Nassr title challenge. Ronaldo and his side stumble again. To be fair to them, they were unlucky on the night. But there’s no excuse for Al Nassr’s unimpressive display on the whole. Both goals for Al Hilal came from penalties which were conceded by sloppy fouls. Dinko Jelicic starts his time as head coach with a loss. His team could now fall six points behind in the title race to Al Ittihad.

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  • April 19, 2023 02:43

    A foul by Gonzalez for which he is booked. The result is a mere formality now. Dropped shoulders across the Nasst lineup.

  • April 19, 2023 02:41

    Ronaldo gets a ball from the midfield. He controls it, turns and takes it further left. There are two defenders tracking him and there is nothing to do there but drill the ball with full force. The ball goes sailing over the crossbar.

  • April 19, 2023 02:39

    Talisca’s header is saved by the Hilal keeper.

  • April 19, 2023 02:39

    Al Nassr unable to take the ball into the opposition half.

  • April 19, 2023 02:35

    Al Dawsari’s shot from the right side of goal hits the side net.

  • April 19, 2023 02:34

    A cross comes in from the right for Al Nassr but it is wayward and goes out for a throw in. Ronaldo and Talisca are waiting but the ball passes from behind them.

  • April 19, 2023 02:31

    There will be 15 minutes of injury time. 15! There should be a spring in the step of Nassr players. They have quarter of an hour to find a way here.

  • April 19, 2023 02:30

    Goal line clearance by Al Nassr. Michael is through on goal and one-on-one against Alaqidi. He beats the keeper and then tries to back-heel the ball into the net. Intercepted just in time by Lajami.

  • April 19, 2023 02:29

    CHANCE! Muaiouf spills the ball while saving a long range shot. There is Ghareeb lurking to take the spilt chance but the ball is cleared just in time.

  • April 19, 2023 02:23
    83’ - VAR disallows a penalty decision for Al Nassr

    PENALTY! Ronaldo wins a penalty from the free kick. The ball hits the wall but off a player’s arm. Ighalo seems to be the culprit. There’s yet another VAR check for this. Michael Oliver is called to the VAR screen for a second look.

    NO PENALTY! You cannot be serious! The ball hit the back of Ighalo and then ricocheted to Marega’s arm. This has beena nightmare of a night for Al Nassr.

  • April 19, 2023 02:22

    Ghareeb is tripped just on the edge of the penalty area. Al Nassr has another attempt at creating a chance.

  • April 19, 2023 02:20

    Ronaldo’s header goes wide. He jumps the tallest on a cross but there is no power or control on the shot and Hilal gets a goal kick.

  • April 19, 2023 02:16
    76’ - Ronaldo’s goal ruled offside

    RONALDO!!!!! He gets one back for Al Nassr! Hang on there is a VAR check on for a potential offside. IT’S OFFSIDE! Not Nassr’s night. It is ruled out by the barest of margins. The barest. Ronaldo’s shoulder is ahead of the last defender.

  • April 19, 2023 02:10

    Talisca is shown a yellow card. He steps on Jahfali’s arm as the Hilal player is down on the ground. He’s fortunate there to be given just a corner. This had the lookings of a red. The VAR too was called into action.

  • April 19, 2023 02:01
    62’ NAS 0-2 HIL - Ighalo scores

    It’s a carbon copy of the first goal. Alaqidi dives left. Ighalo goes right. The crowd at the King Fahd is raucous. The match goes from bad to worse for Nassr.

  • April 19, 2023 02:00

    Another penalty!! Michael is brought down on the left side of the penalty area. Masharipov appears to have clipped the winger.

  • April 19, 2023 01:57

    A yellow card for Ronaldo. He absolutely grapples with Cuellar and brings him down while holding his neck. The duo was competing for an air ball.

  • April 19, 2023 01:56

    Alaqidi intercepts a cross from Marega.

  • April 19, 2023 01:55

    CHANCE for Al Nassr. Talisca gets the ball on the right side of the penalty area and he shoots first time. Denied! Ghareeb is fuming to his left as he wanted the ball to be squared.

  • April 19, 2023 01:53

    SAVED! Marega’s shot is denied by Alaqimi. That’s the third vital save from the Al Nassr goalkeeper.

  • April 19, 2023 01:52

    Lajami’s effort from outside the box misses the target by a country mile. A waste of possession.

  • April 19, 2023 01:48

    Ronaldo fouled! Jahfali brings him down while the forward was trying for a counter attack. The Hilal player goes into the book for that.

  • April 19, 2023 01:46

    Talisca could not get his head to a cross in from the left wing.

  • April 19, 2023 01:45

    Al Hilal kicks off the ball from the centre circle.

  • April 19, 2023 01:42

    The players are taking their positions for the second half. Two changes for Al Nassr. Lajami and Masharipov are brought on.

  • April 19, 2023 01:28
    Half Time : NAS 0-1 HIL

    That’s the end of the first half. Disappointing from Al Nassr. It has lacked the creative flair which is capable of producing. It has barely troubled the opposition goal. Things have gone exactly opposite for Al Hilal. It has been creative and held control for a major part of the half. Ighalo was the creator and scorer of the penalty that send it ahead. As things stand, Nassr leaves the chance for Al Ittihad to open a six-point lead at the top of Saudi Pro League.

  • April 19, 2023 01:22

    Marega is brought down by Nassr’s Al Amri. Anther free kick for Al Hilal.

  • April 19, 2023 01:21

    Ghareeb goes for a long range shot but is way off target.

  • April 19, 2023 01:20

    The free kick gets a deflecton off the wall and lands in Carrillo’s path. He is unable to control it and Nassr gets a goal kick.

  • April 19, 2023 01:19

    A yellow card for Ahmed! He fouls Michael as he cuts in and tries to play a ball in to the penalty area.

  • April 19, 2023 01:17

    Eight minutes of additional time.

  • April 19, 2023 01:16

    Ronaldo with the ball on the right wing but is unable to conjure up anything meaningful for Al Nassr.

  • April 19, 2023 01:14
    42’ NAS 0-1 HIL - Ighalo scores

    IGHAAALLLLLOOOOO! Hilal leads! He sends Alaqidi the wrong way and moves to the top of the Saudi Pro League top scorers standings.

  • April 19, 2023 01:12

    Penalty for Al Hilal! Ighalo goes for a bicycle kick which hits Luiz Gustavo on the hand. Michael OIiver and the VAR incharge Darren England have a discussion but the decision remains the same.

  • April 19, 2023 01:12

    Michael with a dribble near the penalty area on the left wing. Ghanam with a last ditch tackle to the ball off him.

  • April 19, 2023 01:09

    Al Nassr with a spell of possession but nothing to really trouble the goal.

  • April 19, 2023 01:04

    A cross for Ronaldo! The ball is delivered from the right wing and the Portuguese is the only Nassr player in the penalty area. The ball just beats him.

  • April 19, 2023 01:01

    Cuellar breaks away down the left wing but the play is brought back for a foul on an Al Nassr player.

  • April 19, 2023 00:55

    Ronaldo took a quick throw which sets up Ahmed with a shot at goal. Ahmed misses as the angle for the shot was too narrow.

  • April 19, 2023 00:53

    Hilal has another corner but Carrilo and Al-Faraj make a silly mistake in trying to take the corner short. Al-Faraj is caught offside and the threat ends.

  • April 19, 2023 00:51

    Ighalo’s shot goes wide off goal. But gets a deflection on the way out and Hilal gets another corner.

  • April 19, 2023 00:49

    Ighalo is brought down as he tries to break forward into an attack. Free kick to Hilal.

  • April 19, 2023 00:49
    Who is the referee for today’s match?

    For those who follow European football, there is a familiar face on the pitch for this match.

    Who is the referee for Ronaldo’s Al Nassr game vs Al Hilal in Saudi Pro League?

  • April 19, 2023 00:47

    Jahfali has shaken off the knock to his head and is back running. We’ll have to see if he can stay on the pitch.

  • April 19, 2023 00:44

    An interuption in play! Hilal’s Jahfali gets a head injury. The medical team taking a look at the player.

  • April 19, 2023 00:41

    SAVED again! Alaqidi denies Marega again. This time it is a header from a corner.

  • April 19, 2023 00:39

    SAVED! Marega takes a shot from the right side of the goal. Alaqidi gets down and blocks the shot with his right hand. A first chance for Hilal.

  • April 19, 2023 00:33

    Kick off at the King Fahd International Stadium. Al Nassr has the ball to begin the contest.

  • April 19, 2023 00:27
    All Set!

    Al Hilal, the defending champion, long left behind in the title race, playing for nothing but the bragging rights. Al Nassr, hurt and humbled, but still hunting for the Saudi title. Get your popcorn, ladies and gentleman! The players walk out on the field.

  • April 19, 2023 00:16
    Odion Ighalo - Al Hilal’s leading scorer

    Ighalo has hit the net 16 times in the Saudi Pro League this season and is the joint-leader with Al Nassr’s Talisca. The former Manchester United player also has two assists to his name.

  • April 18, 2023 23:58
    Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Pro League this season

    Games: 10 | Goals: 11 | Assists: 2

  • April 18, 2023 23:51
    Al Nassr’s man in form

    Talisca has seen a purple patch for Al Nassr, scoring three goals in the last four games. He is the top scorer in the Saudi Pro League with 16 goals. The Brazilian signed a contract extension last week as well.

  • April 18, 2023 23:38
    Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Form

    Al Nassr: D-W-W-L-W

    Al Hilal: L-D-L-W-W

  • April 18, 2023 23:32
    Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Head to Head

    Played: 22 | Al Hilal: 11 | Al Nassr: 8 | Draws: 3

  • April 18, 2023 23:25
    Al Hilal Starting 11

  • April 18, 2023 23:22
    Al Nassr Starting 11

  • April 18, 2023 23:17
    New Era for Al Nassr

    Al Nassr parted ways with Rudi Garcia last week after a string of poor results saw the slide slip to second in the Saudi Pro League. The reigns were taken over by Dinko Jelicic who was the Under-19 coach for the club. The game against Al Hilal will be the first test for Jelicic.

  • April 18, 2023 23:10

    Al Hilal: Mohammed Alowais; Majed Al Hadhood, Khalifah Al-Dawsari, Mohammed Jahfali, Nasser Aldawsari; Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf, Salman Al-Faraj; Luciano Vietto, Saleh Alshehri, Odion Ighalo

    Al Nassr: Nawaf Alaqidi; Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Álvaro González, Ghislain Konan; Luiz Gustavo, Abdullah Al-Khaibari; Ayman Yahya, Talisca, Abdulrahman Ghareeb; Cristiano Ronaldo

  • April 18, 2023 22:59

    When is the Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match being played?

    Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match will kick off at 7:00 PM GMT or 12:30 AM IST.

    Where is the Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League being played?

    The Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match will be played at the King Fahd International Stadium.

    Where to watch the live telecast of Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match?

    The Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match will be shown on TV on the Sony Sports Network.

    Where to live stream Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League match?

    The Al Nassr vs Al Hilal Saudi Pro League will be live streamed on the Sony LIV app and website.

  • April 18, 2023 22:59

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nassr will travel to Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League on Tuesday.

    Al Nassr heads to the match after a goalless draw against Al Feiha, a result that saw the side drop further in the tital race against Al Ittihad. The Riyadh-based club is now three points adrift in second place.

    Al Hilal has been struggling with poor form too. In its last three games, Hilal has secured just one point out of the possible nine. This has caused the team to slip up to the fourth place with 46 points, conceding a place to Al Shabab which has 50 points and sits third.

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