O Al Nassr was not affected by the break for international commitments and achieved, at the end of this Saturday afternoon, what was his fifth consecutive victory. This time, the ‘victim’ was Al Raed, who were defeated at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, by 1-3.
Luís Castro’s men showed some difficulties in the first half, which ended up being corrected by the feet of Sadio Mané, who, after scoring a beautiful goal, ‘got’ Bander Whaeshi sent off, just before the half-time whistle.
Upon returning from the locker room, the Portuguese coach made changes and brought in Anderson Talisca to replace Abdul Ghareeb. The former Benfica player repaid the trust with an authentic ‘missile’ at the edge of the penalty area, which extended the advantage.
Already in the 78th minute, the inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo received the ball, ‘danced’ over an opposing defender and shot it into the back of the net to the guard of also Portuguese André Moreira. The answer belonged to Mohamed Fouzair, scoring a penalty.
All things considered, with this triumph, Al Nassr now has 12 points, which leaves it in fifth place in the Saudi Arabian championship, four points behind the leader, Al Hilal, owned by Jorge Jesus. As for Al Raed, they are ranked 15th, with four points.
Al Raed: André Moreira; Al-Dawsari, González, Whaeshi, Al-Yousef; Normann, Al-Bishi, Fouzair; Sayoud, Sunbul and Júlio Tavares.
Al-Nassr: Nawaf; Sultan, Lajami, Laporte, Alex Telles; Alkhaibari, Otávio, Brozovic; Ghareeb, Sadio Mané and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It’s a ‘packed’ Al Nassr, following a cycle of four consecutive victories, the one that, this Saturday, travels to Al Raed’s ground, in the hope of shortening the distance to the top of the main echelon of football in Saudi Arabia.
The team of Portuguese Luís Castro, Cristiano Ronaldo and Otávio ‘remains’, currently, in seventh place in the table, in seventh place in the table, with nine points, seven less than the leader, Al Hilal, by Jorge Jesus, who, the day before, they beat Al-Riyadh, 6-1.
The men of the house, who also have Portuguese André Moreira, are going through a much more delicate situation, as they have, so far, only four points out of a possible 15, which leaves them immediately above the line of water’.
Al Raed-Al Nassr will take place at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, will be refereed by Colombian judge Wilmar Roldan, and you can watch it live from 4pm (Mainland Portugal time), on Sport at the Minute.
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