- September 29, 2023 23:19Match report
- September 29, 2023 22:27FULL-TIMEFull Time! Al Taee 1-2 Al Nassr
Goals from Anderson Talisca and Crsitiano Ronaldo help Al Nassr get to third in the Saudi Pro League. Ronaldo continues to find the net, as he has done in the last five matches. Ronaldo now has 10 goals in six games for Al Nassr in the Saudi League.
- September 29, 2023 22:2390+4’
Al Taee gets a corer kick, and Semedo, in a bid to get to the ball, fouls Laporte to end any chance of an attack.
- September 29, 2023 22:2190+2’
Al Nassr replaces Sadio Mane with Ghanam as the side looks to run out the game. It was caught napping once but has remained cautious since, with a slender one-goal lead, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo.
- September 29, 2023 22:16GOAL87’ Ronaldo scores for Al Nassr!
Ronaldo steps up to shoot from the spot and send the goalkeeper on the other side with a shot into the net. Al Nassr is back in front after conceding the equaliser in the second half.
- September 29, 2023 22:1484’
The referee takes a long look at the monitor and points to the spot, giving a penalty to Al Nassr.
- September 29, 2023 22:1383’
Talisca tries a header on target from a set-piece and the Al Taee captain’s arm stops it. The Al Nassr players appeal vehemently for a penalty.
- September 29, 2023 22:1181’ Al Taee almost scores again!
Mensah tries a hit from outside the box and gets the ball on target. Nawaf makes a good save to deny a certain goal to the host.
- September 29, 2023 22:0779’ Al Taee equalises!
Al Taee catches Al Nassr napping with Virgil Misidjian making a run behind the defence. He gets the through ball, running all alone in the final third and striker it past Nawaf to make it all square, with more than just 10 minutes to go in regulation time.
- September 29, 2023 22:0576’
The match pauses temporarily for the second water break. Ronaldo has continued to ask questions but has failed to find the net so far.
- September 29, 2023 22:0273’ Ronaldo’s attempt off the post!
A brilliant through ball by Seko Fofana is threaded into the final third by Mane for Ronaldo, who beats his marker but his shot, a touch off his right foot, hits the post.
- September 29, 2023 22:0072’
Ronaldo is fouled outside the box and the Portugal captain gets ready for a free-kick. However, he shoots right into the wall.
- September 29, 2023 21:5465’
Ronaldo beats his marker on the left and gives a glance of his Real Madrid days, making a run along the left. He waits for cover and then tries to set up Otavio. However, Al Taee’s defence had tracked back on time as the defenders get the ball out of danger.
- September 29, 2023 21:5160’
Al Taee’s corner kick is almost put into his own net by Telles as Nawaf makes another crucial save to keep Al Nassr just ahead with a one-goal margin.
- September 29, 2023 21:49YELLOW CARD59’ Nawaf denies the equaliser!
Alkhaibari tries to get the ball off Mensah and ends up gifting a free-kick to Al Taee. The referee reaches into his pockers right away.
Semedo takes the free-kick, which is on target and Nawaf makes a fingertip save to deny the equaliser.
- September 29, 2023 21:4454’
Cordea and Telles jump for the ball in the Al Nassr box and the Brazilian full-back manages to clear the ball. However, his elbow injures Cordea, who goes to the ground, wreathing in pain.
The referee stops play, talking to the VAR officials to discuss the chances of a penalty and after deliberation the spot kick is not given.
- September 29, 2023 21:4353’
Al Nassr is looking to draw Al Taee out of its comfort zone to attack on the counter. That strategy, however, has been contained very well by the home side.
- September 29, 2023 21:3849’
Misidjian gets a through ball along the left and he makes a run behind the Al Nassr defence to barge into trhe final third. However, he overshoots his cross, which goes flying over the net.
- September 29, 2023 21:3747’
Talisca and Ronaldo combine again in the final third. Talisca unselfishly setsup Ronaldo in the box, but his through ball is intercepted by Al Taee.
- September 29, 2023 21:3646’
Al Taee’s Cordea tries to get a shot on target after a run along the right flank. However, Nawaf catches the cross with ease to put that attack out.
- September 29, 2023 21:34Second half begins!
Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball rolling in the second half as Al Nassr looks to build on its slender lead. For Al Taee, on the other hand, teh one-goal deificit will be a chance to make a comeback.
- September 29, 2023 21:18Half Time! Al Taee 0-1 Al Nassr
Talisca’s goal from a Cristiano Ronaldo assist separates the two sides at the break in this Saudi Pro League fixture. Ronaldo himself, despite coming close to scoring thrice in this match, has failed to convert the chances.
- September 29, 2023 21:1241’
Mansah wins a free-kick for Al Taee outside the penalty box. However, the kick, delivered into the box is headed away by Laporte.
- September 29, 2023 21:1039’
Brozovic gets the ball in the midfield and whips in a long ball for Ronaldo in the box. But this time, too, Ronaldo fails to bury the ball into the net. Not the kind of outing he would have wanted so far in this match.
- September 29, 2023 21:07OFFSIDE36’ What a miss by Ronaldo!
Mane delivers a long ball from the midfield for Talisca, who heads it to his right to Ronaldo. The Portuguese misses a shot the first time and tries to hit in the second attempt. But the linesman raises his flag.
- September 29, 2023 21:0232’ Talisca scores! TAI 0-1 NAS
Al Nassr goes for a counter attack. Ronaldo’s through ball reaches Talisca on his right, who shoots with his right foot to finally beat Braga.
- September 29, 2023 21:0131’
Nassr goes fo another attack as the ball moves swiftly from Mane to Talisca and then to Ronaldo. However, Braga intercepts the ball before it reaches Ronaldo and kicks it out of danger.
- September 29, 2023 20:5929’
As the match resumes after a brief water break, Al Nassr gets back to exactly how it has played in the game so -- continuous attack.
- September 29, 2023 20:5625’ Chance for Al Taee
Dugandzic gets a through ball right in front of the goalkeeper. He tries to run past the goalie but Nawaf tracks him down. As the forward takes the shot, Nawaf makes a save to force a corner, which is eventually cleared by Al Nassr.
- September 29, 2023 20:5323’
Otavio delivers a long ball for Ronaldo in the box. The Portuguese jumps to head the ball in but one of the Al Taee defenders intercept. The ball falls to Brozovic, whose shot is blocked as well.
- September 29, 2023 20:5120’
Al Taee has looked secod best in the first 10 minutes, but had made ground in the next 10 with a number of forwards runs. However, despite the visitor creating more attacks, the score remains goalless so far.
- September 29, 2023 20:4313’ Braga denies Ronaldo, again!
Talisca dribbles past three Al Taee players, cuts back and then sets Ronaldo up in a plate. Ronaldo takes a shot, but Braga makes another save, as thousands of home fans cheer, “Braga! Braga!”.
- September 29, 2023 20:4312’
Otabvia makes a quick run along the right flank, beating the two markers on his both sides. He crosses for Mane in the centre but Braga proves to be the difference yet again, catching the ball on time.
- September 29, 2023 20:4110’
Al Nassr is maintaining a very high line as it remains keep ot strike early. A win here will take the side to the top, level with Al Ettihad.
- September 29, 2023 20:399’ Ronaldo almost scores!
Mane sets up Ronaldo in the box this time but Braga comes out on top yet again to deny a certain goal to the Portuguese star.
- September 29, 2023 20:387’
Al Nassr is raining attacks, one after the other. This time, Otavio delivers a long ball for Talisca, who makes a run into the box. But Braga makes a key interception.
- September 29, 2023 20:376’
Telles gets the ball in tyhe final third, tries to lob in a ball for Mane in the centre. As the opposition clears, the ball falls to Brozovic, whose cross is also contained by a resilient Al Taee.
- September 29, 2023 20:365’
Mane, this time, looks to set up Ronaldo in the centre. He beats his marker to bring out his old form at Liverpool, making runs along the left. But his cross is cleared by the host.
- September 29, 2023 20:354’
Talisca gets a long ball along the right flank. As Mane waits in the centre, he cuts back to cross but Al Taee’s defence make a block ot deny any further chance in that development.
- September 29, 2023 20:333’
Semedo tries to clear the ball for Al Taee and Otavio tries to dispossess him. However, the Porutguese ends up hurting himself but gets back to his feet in some time.
- September 29, 2023 20:322’
Al Nassr has deployed Brozovic as the midfield pivot. He has often paired with Seko Fofana for Al Nassr but today, it is just him as the leader in the defensive midfield area.
- September 29, 2023 20:30Kick Off!
The Saudi Pro League match between Al Nassr and Al Taee is underway. Both the teams starts in a 4-3-3 formation, with Ronaldo spearheading the attack for Al Nassr.
- September 29, 2023 20:24Minutes to kick off!
The Al Nassr team has decided to go with a four-man midfield and forward line which has european football experience. Otavio, Mane and Talisca, with Ronaldo in front lead the attack.
- September 29, 2023 19:30Starting line-ups:
Al Nassr: Alaqidi, Telles, Laporte, Lajami, Ghanam, Brozovic, Alkhaibari, Mane, Otavio, Talisca, Ronaldo
Al Ta’ee: Braga, Alnakhkli, Bauer, Roco, Qasim, Mohammed, Semedo, Cordea, Mensah, Misidjan, Dugandzic
- September 29, 2023 19:21Match Preview
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his tremendous goalscoring form in the Saudi Pro League when his side, Al Nassr, faces Al Tae’e at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa’ed Stadium on Friday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored nine goals in the last five league games and the team is on an eight-game winning run, with Ronaldo as captain. In an interview earlier, he has quashed any rumours of his retirement any time soon.
“I will continue to play until my legs say: Cristiano, I’m done’. I still have a lot. I still love football and scoring goals. I still love winning. They say I’m done but I’m still proving that it’s not true,” he said.
Al Nassr comes into the match with a 5-1 win over Ohod in the King’s Cup while Al Tae’e has just one win its last five matches. The difference in the league standings is also stark.
Al Nassr, with 15 points from seven games, sits fifth in the league and has a chance to go on top, level with Al Ittihad if it wins the match. On the other hand, Al Tae’e, sits 12th, with seven points from as many games and can only go as high as ninth if it can pull off an upset.
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