Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun, Highlights: Saudi Pro League - AI Taawoun beats Al Nassr 2-0

Sportstar’s coverage of the Saudi Pro League encounter between Al Nassr and Al Taawoun at the KSU stadium in Riyadh.

Updated : Aug 19, 2023 01:45 IST

Catch the highlights of Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun Saudi Pro League match.
Catch the highlights of Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun Saudi Pro League match. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Catch the highlights of Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun Saudi Pro League match. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights from the Saudi Pro League clash between Al Nassr and Al Taawoun at the KSU stadium in Riyadh.

  • August 19, 2023 01:41
    Al Nassr 0-2 Al Taawoun

    An brilliant performance there by the visiting side who found the back of the net in both the halfs. Leandre Tawamba began the proceedings with a header in the 20th minute and then Ahmed Bahusayn sealed the deal with an open goal finish in the 90+6 minutes of the added time.

    Sadio Mane’s relentless attacks couldn’t find the finish. Cristiano Ronaldo along with Talisca and Brozovic kept creating the pressure but Wolves defence kept the ball away from the goal.

    Back-to-back defeats for Al Nassr, first win for Al Taawoun.

  • August 19, 2023 01:38
    90+10’ NAS 0-2 TWN

    And the final whistle blows and that’s it for Al Nassr. A second defeat to begin the season and a loss on the home turf. Al Taawoun beats Al Nassr 2-0.

  • August 19, 2023 01:36

    Another Mane attack from the right results in corner. No damage done there, again.

  • August 19, 2023 01:33

    Taawoun on the counter SCORES!!! Bahusayn from the inside the box finds a keeper-less goal and the defender couldn’t do much. Matues created the chance and Bahusayn finished it.

  • August 19, 2023 01:32

    MANE finds the back of the net into the right corner but it is offside! A super finish but he collected it too early.

  • August 19, 2023 01:31

    Mane with another lovely ball inside the box and Talisca heads it just past the goal post!

  • August 19, 2023 01:30

    Another corner for Al Nassr. Another chance wasted but the home team keeps the possession.

  • August 19, 2023 01:28

    Nine minutes of added time added!

    Corner for Al Nassr from the right. No damage as the ball is cleared into open space.

  • August 19, 2023 01:26

    ALMOST! Ronaldo shoots from the right inside the box and the ball slaps the far post. Offside called.

  • August 19, 2023 01:25

    A long ball inside the box from the Wolves midfield but no damage done.

    Substitution - Flavio is out; Tawamba is also out for Bahusayn

  • August 19, 2023 01:23

    Al Nassr has not only kept the ball in possesion but has relentlessly attacked from both the sides. Some very skilled defending by Taawoun to control the lead.

  • August 19, 2023 01:22

    Chaos inside the box! A lot of defenders and too many attackers from Al Nassr but the ball is saved and goes to corner.

    A brilliant ball inside the box and the header goes just wide of the far post! Almost an equaliser for Al Nassr there!

  • August 19, 2023 01:20

    This time Talisca cuts into the box from the right but once again strong defending by Taawoun to keep the ball in play.

  • August 19, 2023 01:19

    Another ball inside the box towards Ronaldo but is collected safely by the keeper.

  • August 19, 2023 01:16

    Persistent attack by Al Nassr from the right. Brozovic finds a space and he tries it to put the ball into far corner but it goes wide.

  • August 19, 2023 01:13

    Al Nassr substituition: Fofana is out and Al Sulaiheem is in.

  • August 19, 2023 01:09

    A long ball from the right inside the box but the keeper was attentive enough to collect the ball.

    Substitution - Faqeehi is out, Saad is in; Medran is out and Al Nasser is in. Double change by Taawoun.

  • August 19, 2023 01:08

    Mane once again charges into the box and looks for Ronaldo but the ball is cleared for a corner. Brozovic from the corner but the ball is cleared away by the defenders.

  • August 19, 2023 01:06

    Sadio Mane has been the busiest player on the field so far in this match. Has kept creating chances but Al Nassr hasn’t responded well to him.

  • August 19, 2023 01:05

    Another very open chance missed by Al Nassr. Mane was close inside the box but Taawoun defenders rushed back to close the room and the ball went back into the open play.

  • August 19, 2023 01:03

    Brozovic once again from the inside of the box but the ball deflects back from the defenders foot into open play.

  • August 19, 2023 01:02

    Brozovic shoots from the outside but keeper collects it easily! A desperate shot that.

  • August 19, 2023 01:00

    An open chance for Ronaldo! He tries to create space from the left but cannot. Anyways it was an offside.

  • August 19, 2023 00:58

    Yellow card there for Al Ahmed who challenged Ronaldo at the right.

    Change for Al Taawoun - Al Ghamdi is in replacing Oyayari

  • August 19, 2023 00:55

    Corner for Al Nassr again from the right. Short corner on damage done. Knights keep the possession to keep the pressure going but no luck.

  • August 19, 2023 00:54

    Taawoun on counter but good defending there by Al Nassr defence. Now Mane on the counter once again tries to create an opportunity but keeper collects it.

  • August 19, 2023 00:51

    Free kick for Al Nassr from an dangerous zone. Yellow card for Talisca as well. Talisca takes the kick but the ball is headed away for a corner. Ball goes back into play, a good ball from the right and Talisca in the box heads it towards goal but the keeper dives to save! Super save that.

  • August 19, 2023 00:49

    Mane creates an opportunity from the right but the keeper catches it

  • August 19, 2023 00:48

    Oppurtunity from the right for Wolves but is cleared away for a corner. The kick doesn’t make much impact there.

  • August 19, 2023 00:47

    Ronaldo strikes again but is saved by the keeper. A very attacking start to the second half here by both teams.

  • August 19, 2023 00:45

    An open shot by Matues but a terrific one handed save there by keeper Abdullah and the ball goes above the post. A corner but no damage done.

  • August 19, 2023 00:44
    Second half

    An early opportunity created by Al Nassr in the first minute of the second half.

  • August 19, 2023 00:27
    NAS 0-1 TWN - Half time

    A bit of a drama there right at the end of the first half as Al Nassr’s highly anticipated penalty is taken away after VAR led referee to reverse the decision. Interesting first half there with attacks created by both the side but visitors Al Taawoun were the only one to put the ball back in the net. The only goal of the first half came in the 20th minute when the Wolves converted their corner with a Tawamba header.

    Sadio Mane along with Fofana and Talisca kept Al Nassr interested but for no luck. Hosts trailing by a goal here.

    Two substitutions for Al Nassr in the first half - Ghareeb, Al Fatil in and Khaibari, Lajami out.

  • August 19, 2023 00:24

    PENALTY FOR AL NASSR! Faqeehi downs Fofana just before the line. Protest by Taawouna players. Referee goes to check for the VAR. Decision reversed! Referee thinks there was no touch there by Fofana and the ball is in play. No Penalty.

  • August 19, 2023 00:22

    A free kick for the Wolves right outside the box. ALMOST! Left footed shot that goes just past the goal post.

  • August 19, 2023 00:21

    Yellow card for Oyayari as he downs the Knights forward. Almost a desparate shot from Fofana outside the box but the ball goes too far off the post.

  • August 19, 2023 00:20

    Mane’s ball is cleared into a corner. Al Nassr takes a short corner but no luck for them so far.

  • August 19, 2023 00:19
    45 + 3’

    Attacks on both sides of the pitch but the defenders from the teams did their jobs well to clear the ball away.

  • August 19, 2023 00:15

    Corner for Al Nassr. A build up from the middle by Talisca but the ball is cleared away by the defence. Alawjami is out of the field due to an injury on his foot. He’s being carried away.

    Eight minutes of added time.

  • August 19, 2023 00:13

    Both teams trying to control the possession as we near the end of the first half.

  • August 19, 2023 00:08

    Free kick for Al Nassr just outside the box! Ronaldo is the taker. He goes but is headed away for a corner by the Taawoun wall. Corner! No damage there as the ball goes out of play off a Nassr head. Keeper Maylson is down on the ground due to collision.

  • August 19, 2023 00:07

    Tawamba downs Alawjami again but the ball is kept in play by Al Nassr, who is desperately looking for a goal.

  • August 19, 2023 00:05

    Tawamba on the attack again, this time from the right on a counter but a good defending there by the center half.

  • August 19, 2023 00:04
    32’ Substitution

    Al Khairibi is out and Ghareeb is in.

  • August 19, 2023 00:02

    Tawamba on the attack from the left and in the process downs the Al Nassr defender there and the game is stopped.

  • August 18, 2023 23:59

    A good ball from the right but Taawoun’s defender heads it out for a corner. No damage there despite two corners back-to-back. Strong defending and keeping by the Wolves.

  • August 18, 2023 23:56

    An attack from the right by Al Nassr, is deflected back to the knights midfield and the ball is switched to the left. Ronaldo shoots from the outside but good collection there by the keeper.

  • August 18, 2023 23:53

    A yellow card for Khaibari as he downs Tawamba there. First booking of the match.

  • August 18, 2023 23:50
    20’ - GOAL

    A long pass and Taawoun’s tests Al Nassr’s defence again. The ball is cleared for a corner.

    A kick in the middle and Tawamba heads it for a GOAL!! Pressure on the home team.

    NAS 0-1 TWN

  • August 18, 2023 23:47

    Now Wolves enter the box from the left but the ball is deflected out of play for the first corner of the day. A short corner taken. No damage done there.

  • August 18, 2023 23:46

    Another attack from the left there by the knights but the ball goes out of play for a goal kick.

  • August 18, 2023 23:45

    Al Nassr builds and attack from the left. Ronaldo creates an opportunity in box but then passes outside the box. No damage done.

  • August 18, 2023 23:43

    The wolves on counter. A great ball from the left but is cleared by the Al Nassr defense.

  • August 18, 2023 23:42

    Mane enters the box again, he crosses it to the far corner but the ball is too far and no damage.

  • August 18, 2023 23:40

    The knights are now starting to control the ball in the middle.

  • August 18, 2023 23:38
    7’ - Ronaldo shoots!

    Ronaldo with his first impact in the game. Shoots from just outside the box and the keeper had to dive to push the ball away.

  • August 18, 2023 23:36

    Taawoun controling the majority of posession despite high press from Al Nassr. And it enters the territory again from the right but couldn’t finish it. Good defending there by Nassr.

  • August 18, 2023 23:34

    Taawoun’s first attack and first entry into the enemy territory but keeper Abdullah charges to save it. He’s down in pain and the match stops briefly. Back.

  • August 18, 2023 23:32

    First attack by Sadio Mane from the left but is deflected by the defence.

  • August 18, 2023 23:31
    Kick off!

    Al Nassr, in yellow, begins the play.

  • August 18, 2023 23:26
    Players are ready!

    Both the teams are lined up in the tunnel. They are coming out now. Al Nassr in its first home game here at Riyadh.

  • August 18, 2023 23:22
    Cristiano Ronaldo starts

    After missing out on the opening game of the league due to an injury, Al Nassr’s star player Ronaldo will be starting today as the team looks to put first points on the board.

  • August 18, 2023 23:10
    Team formations

    Al Nassr: 4-2-3-1

    Al Taawoun: 4-3-3

  • August 18, 2023 23:06
    What happened in last match?

    Al Nassr had a forgettable outing as it lost its opening game AI Ettifaq 2-1 in an away game.

    Al Taawoun, on the other hand, drew with AI Fateh 1-1 in its opening game.

  • August 18, 2023 23:01
    Where are the teams placed in the points table?

    10. Al Taawoun - 1 draw, 1 point

    13. Al Nassr - 1 loss, 0 points

  • August 18, 2023 22:48
    Head-to-Head records

    In last five matches, Al Nassr has defeated Al Taawoun four times and lost once.

    Played - 5 | NAS - 4 | TAA - 1

    Overall, Al Nassr has beated Al Taawoun 13 out of 20 times, drawing twice, and losing on five occassions.

  • August 18, 2023 22:46
    And they are here!
  • August 18, 2023 22:45
    Form guide

    Al Nassr: LWWWD

    Al Taawoun: DLLWW

  • August 18, 2023 22:39
    First home match of Al Nassr
  • August 18, 2023 22:37
    Starting Lineups

    Al Nassr: Waleed, Sultan, Lajami, Alamri, Konan, Alkhaibari, Brozovic, Fofana, Talisca, Mane, Ronaldo

    Al Taawoun: Maylson, A.A Al-Oyayari, Girotto, Kadesh, Faqeehi, Al-Ahmed, Medrán, El Mahdioui, Flávio, Mateus, Tawamba

  • August 18, 2023 22:34
    Where to watch Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun?

    The live streaming of Al Nassr and Al Taawoun Saudi Pro League match will be on the Sony Sports Network.

  • August 18, 2023 22:32
    When is the Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Taawoun?

    The Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Taawoun will kick-off at 11:30 PM IST at the KSU stadium in Riyadh.

  • August 18, 2023 22:27

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