- May 24, 2023 02:03FULL TIME
And the referee blows the final whistle as Al Nassr snatched an unlikely win courtesy of goals from Talisca, Ghareeb and skipper Ronaldo to keep their title hopes alive.
- May 24, 2023 01:5390’
Six added minutes
- May 24, 2023 01:5188’ Substitution for Al Shabab
OUT: Harbi IN: Sibyani
- May 24, 2023 01:49OFFSIDE85’
Gustavo on the left, puts in a searching through ball towards Ronaldo but the Al Nassr skipper is caught offiside. The men in yellow thought they had an outside chance for a penalty
- May 24, 2023 01:4783’
Just under ten minutes remaining, Al Nassr has been on its toes, with short one on one passes, retaining the posession as much as possible. Meanwhile, it’s still 1-0 in favour of Al Ittihad against Al batin and a win here would mean Al Nassr will still be in the title hunt
- May 24, 2023 01:4279’ Substitution for Al Nassr
OUT: Ghareeb IN: Alamri
- May 24, 2023 01:4279’ Substitution for Al Shabab
OUT: Carlos IN: Bahbri
- May 24, 2023 01:4178’
Konan chases a long ball on the left, he gets to it in the final third, puts in a searching cross as Ronaldo and Talisca were inside the box but the ball is headed away
- May 24, 2023 01:3875’
Corner for Al Shabab as Gonzalez clears one away. Banega takes the kick but nothing comes off it as it is cleared easily
- May 24, 2023 01:3571’
An attack from Al Shabab after a long time, Guanca and Carlos linked up to get inside the box but Al Ghanam comes up with another important interception to clear it away
- May 24, 2023 01:3067’ Substitution for Al Nassr
OUT: Alhassan IN: Najei
- May 24, 2023 01:2764’
Krychowiak gets an inch perfect lofted ball inside the box, but a timely challenge from Ghareeb contains him from doing anything
- May 24, 2023 01:23GOAL59’ Ronaldo scores!
AND THAT’S THREE FOR AL NASSR AND IT’S THE SKIPPER WHO DOES IT. Ronaldo gets the ball inside the box, cuts to the left of a defender and slots it to the right of a diving Kim and the crowd goes crazy as they continue to sing Ronaldo’s signature celebration “SIU”
- May 24, 2023 01:21YELLOW CARD58’
Carlos gets yellow for a rash sliding tackle on Al Ghanam
- May 24, 2023 01:2157’
Al Ghanam intercepts a pass inside the opposite half and dribbles wonderfully towards the box, but three defenders surround him as he trips and falls inside the box
- May 24, 2023 01:1653’
Al Nassr almost took the lead. Talisca gets the ball in close quarters and tried to tap it in but Kim’s reflexes keeps the ball away
- May 24, 2023 01:14GOAL51’
GHAREEB RESTORES PARITY FOR AL NASSR! He’s not only equalised here but has kept the title hopes alive!!
- May 24, 2023 01:13CORNER50’
Corner for Al Shabab. Skipper Banega sends a low cross in, but it is cleared away easily
- May 24, 2023 01:1249’
Krychowiak’s error almost concedes a goal as he gave the ball away right before the box, Talisca runs in to shoot but slips as the ball flies past the post. Ronaldo was running alongside him
- May 24, 2023 01:08Match resumes
Ronaldo start things off for Al Nassr. If his side lose this match, Al Ittihad will be crowned the champion of Saudi Pro League!
- May 24, 2023 00:54Half time
In an all important match in the title tace, Al Nassr is trailing by two goals to one as Guanca netted a brace. Things could’ve been much more problematic if not for that Talisca goal. Ronaldo’s side needs two more to secure the win as well as keep its title hopes alive, can it pull it off?
- May 24, 2023 00:5045’
Four added minutes
- May 24, 2023 00:48YELLOW CARD45’
Santi Mina and Alawjami are booked for involving in the fight as well
- May 24, 2023 00:47RED CARD45’
An Al Nassr assistant is shown the red as he got involved in a fight with one of Al Shabab players
- May 24, 2023 00:44GOAL44’
AL NASSR PULLS ONE BACK AS TALISCA SCORES! Al Hassan got the ball inside the box on the left, he quickly puts in a short pass that finds Talisca, who slots in in coolly
- May 24, 2023 00:41GOAL40’
GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! GUANCA GETS HIS BRACE! THAT WENT INTO THE POST LIKE A BULLET! Alawjami lost posession right at the edge of the box, Mina’s shot takes a deflection but goes directly to Guanca who lashes out a powerful low kept shot that found the back of the net
- May 24, 2023 00:39YELLOW CARD38’
Al Nassr’s Gonzalez and Gustavo are shown the card for arguing with the referee following Tambakti’s tackle
- May 24, 2023 00:3838’
Tambakti with yet another brilliant stop. Ghareeb initiated an attack on the right, tried to cross it but Tambakti came in with a timely block
- May 24, 2023 00:3434’ Ronaldo finds the crossbar
OFF THE CROSSBAR! Konan floats a wonerful chip inside the box, Ronaldo hangs on to it but it crashes on to the post!
- May 24, 2023 00:3130’
Ronaldo is down and in visible pain as he collides with the scorer Guanca. The medical team rushes to attend him and he is back up in no time
- May 24, 2023 00:2827’
Al Shabab continues to press. Al Harbi starts a counter attack on the left lane, but Alhassan intercepts and clears it
- May 24, 2023 00:25GOAL25’
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL! AL SHABAB TAKES THE LEAD. Cristian Guenca slotted it to the lower left corner, Rossi did well to get a touch but the ball blazed past him. Huge setback for the men in yellow as this could prove detrimental for their title hunt
- May 24, 2023 00:24CORNER23’
Corner for Al Shabab, a curler from Benega almost finds Mina inside the box, he shoots but it’s deflected. Al Shabab players protest for a handball. REFEREE OPTS FOR VAR REFERRAL AND ITS GIVEN! THE BALL BRUSHED GUSTAVO’S ARM AS HE JUMPED TO CLEAR THE CORNER KICK!
- May 24, 2023 00:2120’
Talisca’s superb run towards the box proves tricky for the defense but they converge onto him, he quickly sends the ball to Ronaldo, who chipped it inside the box towards Talisca but the goalkeeper proactively punches it away
- May 24, 2023 00:1919’
Gustavo feeds it to Ghareeb who in turn finds Ronaldo inside the box, on the left side but a brilliant man marking from Santos keeps Ronaldo at bay
- May 24, 2023 00:1817’
Tambakti puts in a timely interception as Talisca ran dangerously towards the box
- May 24, 2023 00:16Meanwhile..
Some worrisome news for Al Nassr coming from Jeddah as league leader Al Ittihad has taken the lead in the 9th minute against Al Batin courtesy of a goal from Romarinho. As things stand, if Al Nassr play out a draw here, the point difference between it and Al Ittihad will increase to four
- May 24, 2023 00:1412’
Apart from attacks, Al Nassr players’ positioning has been on point so far, they’ve tried to maximise from their respective positions without much deviation
- May 24, 2023 00:10OFFSIDE10’
An enthusiastic Ronaldo gets caught offside as Gustavo, from their half, tried an ambitious through ball directed towards the Portuguese
- May 24, 2023 00:086’
Ronaldo initiates an attack as he dribbles swiftly past three defenders, gets into the final third on the left lane, tries to find Talisca in the middle but the ball is cleared away
- May 24, 2023 00:075’
Al Shabab players taking it slow as they put in short passes but there is no progression, everything happens in their own half
- May 24, 2023 00:03FREE KICK3’
Free kick for Al Nassr as Al Ghanam gets fouled deep inside his own half. Rossi, the goalkeeper takes the kick
- May 24, 2023 00:02Kick-off
Al Nassr starts things off, it will play left to right. A quick attack from the men in yellow but Tambakti kicks it out for a throw
- May 23, 2023 23:56Form Guide
Al Nassr: W-D-W-L-D
Al Shabab: L-L-W-L-W
- May 23, 2023 23:56Just under 10 minutes
It’s a packed KSU stadium and it is filled with yellow jerseys as they await for one of the most important matches this season. A win for Al Nassr would be a huge boost in its title pursuit as league leader Al Ittihad is just three points away from Ronaldo’s side. In other news, Al Ittihad is up against an almost-relegated Al Batin at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium.
- May 23, 2023 23:26Starting 11s
Al Nassr (4-3-3): Rossi — Al Ghanam, Al Oujami, Gonzalez, Konan — Alkhaibari, Gustavo, Alsulaihem — Talisca, Ronaldo, Ghareeb.
Al Shabab (4-2-3-1): Seung-gyu — Al Sagour, Santos, Al Tambakti, Al Harbi — Krychowiak, Al Monassar — Guanca, Banega, Junior — Mina.
- May 23, 2023 23:12Streaming/telecast information
When is the Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Shabab?
The Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Shabab will kick-off at 12:00am IST at the KSU Stadium in RIyadh.
Where can I watch the Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Shabab?
The Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Shabab can be live streamed on the Sony LIV app/website. The match will also be telecast live across the Sony Sports network.
- May 23, 2023 22:59Preview
As the title race heats up, second-placed Al-Nassr will host Al Shabab, which sits third, at the KSU stadium in Riyadh on Wednesday.
The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side comes into the tie on the back of a comanding 2-0 win against Al Ta’ee last week while Al Shabab will look to bounce back after two back-to-back losses.
Al Nassr and table topper Al Ittihad are separated by just three points and a win tonight will further tighten the deficit. As both the teams have similar goal difference, Al Nassr will not only look for just a victory but a massive one too. But Al Ittihad is up against an almost-relegated Al Batin and the probability of a loss for the league leader looks bleak.
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