- Match report
- 90+6’ Ronaldo’s second goal ruled out
- 88’ Goal for Al Raed! ALR 1-2 NAS
- 86’ Penalty to Al Raed!
- 79’ Goal! Ronaldo scores
- 49’ Goal! Talisca scores for Al Nassr
- 45+2’ Al Raed down to 10 men
- 45+1’ Goal! Mane scores for Al Nassr!
- Kick Off!
- Starting line-up of Al Raed!
- Starting line-up of Al Nassr!
- September 16, 2023 23:38Match report
- September 16, 2023 22:32FULL-TIMEFull Time! Al Raed 1-3 Al Nassr
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Anderson Talisca saw Al Nassr secure a comfortable victory for Al Nassr, with Al Raed finiding the lone goal from the spot by Mohammed Fouzair.
- September 16, 2023 22:30OFFSIDE90+6’ Ronaldo’s second goal ruled out
Ronaldo catches the Al Raed defence napping and, after getting a through ball from the left, he shoots into the net to double his tally for the night as Al Nassr goes 4-1. But eventually, the goal is ruled out for off-side.
- September 16, 2023 22:2790+3’
Tempers are flaring in hthis Saudi Pro League match with Brozovic fuming at some of the refereeing decisions here. The referee lets him go with a verbal warning.
- September 16, 2023 22:24RED CARD88’ Another red card for Al Raed!
Igor Jovicevic, the head coach of Al Raed, gets sent off after getting into an argument with the match officials.
- September 16, 2023 22:2288’ Goal for Al Raed! ALR 1-2 NAS
Fouzair, after an argument with his teammate with Karim, decides to take the penalty. He shoots with a panenka.
- September 16, 2023 22:2086’ Penalty to Al Raed!
The hosts attacks against the run of play and Fouzir’s through ball reaches Karim in the box. He tries to cut in and Amri brings him down in the box. The referee points to the spot right away.
- September 16, 2023 22:18YELLOW CARD84’ Booking for Telles!
The former Manchester United full-back tries to get the ball off Fouzair, but as he pulls the No. 10’s shirt, the referee gives a foul to Al Raed and a yellow card to Telles.
- September 16, 2023 22:1682’ Ronaldo comes close again!
After Mane fails to shoot, the ball gets to Ronaldo, whose shot on target is saved for corner kick. The corner, taken by Brozovic, is contained by Moreira this time.
- September 16, 2023 22:1279’ Goal! Ronaldo scores
Talisca jinks into the box, passes it to Ronaldo, who nutmegs a defender and then shoots into the net to finally find his seventh goal in the Saudi Pro League this season.
- September 16, 2023 22:1076’
The match resumes after a small cooling break and it is Al Nassr which maintains its dominance over the match. While the first half had the hosts looking in control, it is Al Nassr which has found the goals and looks set to secure three points from here.
- September 16, 2023 22:07OFFSIDE73’
Talisca whips in a cross from the left for Ronaldo, who gets the ball on his first touch and tries a shot on the other. But the linesman has the flag raised, which Ronaldo vehemently disagrees.
- September 16, 2023 22:0572’
Sayoud tries to make a run on the overlap but Lajami wins the battle eventually, getting the ball back and ending that attack. The hosts have looked toothless in the second half so far.
- September 16, 2023 22:0470’
Al Nassr starts a counter attack with Mane finally getting the ball from a pass by Ronaldo. He over-runs on receiving the ball and fails to lands a shot on target.
- September 16, 2023 22:0167’ Ronaldo’s shot on target!
Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball from the left, drifts to his right and then lands a shot on target. But his compatriot, Moreira, has his gloves stuck to the ball.
- September 16, 2023 21:5966’
Al Raed takes the corner kick and Talisca, who has been present all over the pitch, is there to do his defensive duties as he heads the ball out of danger.
- September 16, 2023 21:5864’ Another free-kick, another miss from Ronaldo!
Cristiano Ronaldo takes the free-kick which flies off-target and another chance for the Portuguese legend to score goes begging.
- September 16, 2023 21:5763’ Free Kick!
Gonzalez locks his legs to stop Mane and gifts Al Nassr a free-kick right in front of the Al Raed box. Chance for Ronaldo to find the net?
- September 16, 2023 21:5562'
Small passes, more control - Al Nassr’s mantra for the remaining part of the match looks set with the team smoothly marching up the pitch.
- September 16, 2023 21:5360’
Al Raed has looked out of shape since it went down to 10 men. With the second goal, its chances of a comeback look very slim.
- September 16, 2023 21:5155’ Penalty scare against Al Nassr!
Ali Lajami tries to get the ball off Fouzair but ends up fouling him in what looked like a clear penalty. But the referee rules play on to the dismay of the home-team manager and fans.
- September 16, 2023 21:4854’ Chance for Al Raed!
The hosts attack against the run of play with a long ball for Sayoud, who catches Al Nassr’s defence napping. His dink is too high as it lands behind the goal for a goal-kick.
- September 16, 2023 21:4653’
Free-kick for Al Raed! Fouzair whips in the ball from the left, which is cleared by Al Nassr, after a stumble by Nawaf.
- September 16, 2023 21:42GOAL49’ Goal! Talisca scores for Al Nassr
Talisca wins the ball in the midfield, threads it through for Ronaldo. Al Raed gets the ball back, but loses it immediately. Mane, getting the ball as a result, tries a cross, which goes to nothing.
Talisca, in the next second, gets the ball outside the box and, instead of a pass, shoots with his left foot, which rattles the net to double the lead.
- September 16, 2023 21:4046’ Early chance for Al Nassr!
Telles delivers a cross into the box which Talisca tries to shoot through an overhead kick. It was also his first touch in the second half but he fails to make the best of it.
- September 16, 2023 21:38Second half begins!
Half-time changes for Al Nassr, with the team replacing Ghareeb with Talisca. The numerical advantage is something the visitors will look to capitalise from here.
- September 16, 2023 21:22HALFTIMEAl Raed 0-1 Al Nassr
Sadio Mane’s goal proves to be the difference in the Saudi Pro League game. A few seconds of slip-up causes Al Nassr to takes the lead in a match that saw Al Raed dominate the match so far. But it is Nassr that has the lead.
- September 16, 2023 21:18RED CARD45+2’ Al Raed down to 10 men
Mane is fouled by Wahishi just before he enters the box and as he stops a clear chance of goal. The referee gives marching order to the defender right away. Ronaldo takes the free-kick which is deflected off as a corner kick.
- September 16, 2023 21:16GOAL45+1’ Goal! Mane scores for Al Nassr!
The switch in attack works for Al Nassr as Mane gets the ball al the edge of the box and his bullet of a shot kisses the net to give Ronaldo’s side the lead.
- September 16, 2023 21:1343’
Mane gets the ball in the final third, beats his marker and crosses for Brozovic, which is intercepted and cleared by Al Raed.
- September 16, 2023 21:1040’
Ronaldo gets the ball in the left part of the midfield but he is surrounded by the hosts, who try to start an attack against the run of play. However, Otavio’s foul ends the development with a free-kick to Al Raed.
- September 16, 2023 21:09Contrast in form!
Al Nassr has lost just one game in its last five games, and is on a four-game winning streak. Al Raed, on the other hand, has just one win in its last five games.
- September 16, 2023 21:0736’
Al Nassr, frustrated with the 4-4-2 hive, is looking to start with a slow build-up and the team sees Brozovic try a bluff. He sets up the ball in the midfield for Otavio and makes a forward run. Otavio delivers a long ball for the Croat, who fails to punish the hosts.
- September 16, 2023 21:0434’
Al Raed players Normann and Gonzalez get into a clash of heads as the No. 8 goes down. The team’s medical team rushes to attend to the player.
- September 16, 2023 21:0231’
Sadio Mane tries to draw defenders towards him but Al Raed gets it out of its half into that of Al Nassr. Seconds later, Fouzair sets up up Tavares, who then gets it to Sunbul but he final shot is off-target.
- September 16, 2023 21:0029’
As the mathc begins, Al Nassr has its foot on the gas and Moreira’s mistake almost gives Al Nassr the ball in the final third. Al Raed gets the ball back and as it delivers a long ball up the pitch, Telles tries to get it to his goalkeeper, but Fouzair goes down in his follow-up.
- September 16, 2023 20:5727’ Cooling break!
As we reach the half-hour mark, the Al Raed team has clearly looked the better side so far. However, Ronaldo and Mane have both come close to scoring once each, but neither could get the most out of those opportunities.
- September 16, 2023 20:5625’
Al Nassr has got its tactics spot on so far, with zonal marking keeping Ronaldo and Co. at bay. Al Rae goes on a counter attack, with Doseri making a run along the right, and threading in a pass for Fouzair, who gets a shot on target (which is saved), but the No. 10 was already off-side.
- September 16, 2023 20:5222’
Three players get together to take the free-kick. Ultimately, Sayoud takes the free-kick, a left-footed hit which goes flying past the target.
- September 16, 2023 20:5121’
Al Raed is pulling off its zonal marking very well as it cuts spaces in the Al Nassr attack. Its counter-attack stops with a free-kick in its favour in front of the box.
- September 16, 2023 20:4918’ What a chance for Al Raed!
End-to-end stuff this! Fouzair threads in a through ball for Tavares, who had made a timely run behind the defence. Nawaf does very well to get the ball off him as Al Nassr escapes a penalty scare.
- September 16, 2023 20:4817’ Chance for Al Nassr!
Alex Telles whips in a long cross from the left and Mane jumps in to get it. But he fails to make the most of it as the ball goes out of play for a goal-kick.
- September 16, 2023 20:4616’
Al Nassr tries a set-piece from a free-kick. But Al Raed is maintaining zonal defence, and clears the ball out of danger.
- September 16, 2023 20:4312’ Another chance for Al Raed!
Fouzair gets teh ball into the final third with a run along the right flank. Sayoud raises his hand for a cross and gets it. His header is off target and then Fouzair tries to get it in the centre again. By then, Nawaf was there to steer the danger clear.
- September 16, 2023 20:4110’ Chance for Al Raed!
Otavio loses the ball in the midfield and Al Raed starts a quick attack right from there. Sayoud gets the ball and threads it through to Normann but Nawaf is there to deny any chance to open the scoring.
- September 16, 2023 20:397’
Brozoic finally sends the ball in from the free-kick but the hosts head it away, keeping the score locked at 0-0.
- September 16, 2023 20:376’
Otavio tries to win the ball in the midfield for Al Nassr but ends up giving a free-kick to Al Raeed. The home team takes the free-kick quickly and Doseri makes an overlapping run to cross to Sayoud. However, Nawaf comes out to catch it before that.
- September 16, 2023 20:344’ Early chance for Ronaldo!
Ronaldo gets a through ball from the right flank and as he is tracked down by his marker, he tries to chip it over Moreira. However, the Portuguese does well to clear for a corner, whch is again cleared by Al Raed.
- September 16, 2023 20:321’
Al Nassr is looikng to start early with runs from full-backs. Telles tries to get the ball up the pitch but Al Raed has it controlled easily.
- September 16, 2023 20:30Kick Off!
The match begins with Al Nassr in yellow and blue while Al Raed starts in red and black. Al Nassr is playing a 4-3-3 formation while Al Raed has gone with a 4-4-2 shape.
- September 16, 2023 20:26Minutes to kick-off!
Th players are out on the field, with Ronaldo leading Al Nassr as fans of both sides clap and cheer ahead of what promises to be a exciting affair today.
- September 16, 2023 20:22Important names out of Starting XI!
Anderson Talisca, Al Nassr’s highest goalscorer last season, misses out in the starting lineup with Mane leading the attack with Ronaldo along the wings.
Seko Fofana, the former captain of Ligue 1 side, RC Lens, is the other notable name missing from the starting lineup with Brozovic and Otavio getting precedence over the Ivorian.
- September 16, 2023 20:19Ronaldo back in club colours!
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was with Portugal in the EURO 2024 qualifiers in the September window, has returned to his club, Al Nassr, and will lead the attack alongside Sadio Mane.
- September 16, 2023 19:43Form guide!
- September 16, 2023 19:40Starting line-up of Al Raed!
Andre Moreira, Mohammed Al-Dowsary, Omar Gonzalez, Bandar Vahishi, Abdullah Al- Yousef, Matthews Norman, Mansour Al- Bishi, Mam Mohammad Fawzir, Amir Saeed, Yahya Sunbul, Tavares
- September 16, 2023 19:35From Europe, with love!
Six players in the starting line-up of Al Nassr has players who have moved from Europe in the last two seasons, including Ronaldo. Telles and Laporte in defence, Otavio, Brozovic in midfield and Mane and Ronaldo in attack -- all come with European experience.
- September 16, 2023 19:26Starting line-up of Al Nassr!
- September 16, 2023 19:20Match Preview
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to club football after the two Euro 2024 qualifiers, with him missing the last one with suspension. The five-time Balon d’Or was forced out of action in the match against Luxembourg, where Portugal won 9-0.
Ronaldo has returned to Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Pro League match against Al Raed, with the two teams in action at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.
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