Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud live score, updates, result as Cristiano Ronaldo’s team lead on Saudi Pro League return

Al Nassr will be looking to close the gap on Saudi Pro League title rivals Al Hilal as they host Al Akhdoud in Riyadh.

Victory for Cristiano Ronaldo and company will tighten the title race to a single point, with Al Hilal not in action until Saturday, up against rock-bottom Al Hazm.

Al Nassr are strongly fancied to secure all three points in the Saudi capital, with Luis Castro’s team unbeaten in their past 11 league matches ahead of a midweek AFC Champions League clash against Persepolis.

The Sporting News will be following this Al Nassr vs. Al Akhdoud Saudi Pro League match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.

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Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
Al Nassr 1  
Al Akhdoud 0 Al-Najei

Lineups:

Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): Al-Najjar (GK) — Al-Ghanam, Alamri, Fatil, Telles — Fofana, Al-Najei — Otavio, Talisca, Ghareeb — Ronaldo.

Al Akhdoud (5-4-1): Vitor (GK) — Al Zabdani, Khamis, Kvirkvelia, Burca, Alyami — Collado, Pedraza, Tănase, Godwin — Tawamba.

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Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud live updates, highlights, and commentary

32mins: HOLD ON…..VAR check for a penalty against Al Nassr!

Mohammed Al Fati appeared to handle inside the Al Nassr box but the penalty calls are rejected after a quick VAR review. A huge relief for the hosts!

28 mins: Al Nassr are beginning to pile the pressure on Al Akhdoud but they are yet to find a second goal to put some distance between themselves and the visitors.

Half chance at the other end as Alex Collado lines one up from distance but Raghed Al-Najjar bats away his strike.

23 mins: Al-Najei is inches away from a second goal as Paulo Vitor produces a superb stop to deny him.

15 mins: AL NASSR TAKE THE LEAD!

The hosts pressure pays off! Sultan Al Ghanam does well to keep a loose ball alive inside the Al Akhdoud box and his cut back is fired home by Sami Al-Najei!

10 mins: It’s one-way traffic so far in Riyadh, as Ronaldo cuts inside on the edge of the box, but his strike flashes wide of the post.

5 mins: A huge early chance for Al Nassr but Talisca blazes over the bar!

KICKOFF: AL NASSR VS AL AKHDOUD!

10 mins to KO: Cristiano warming up for Saudi Pro League return!

30 mins to KO: Al Nassr are back in town!

1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!

Castro has opted to rotate his team with Persepolis on the agenda next week as Sadio Mane and Marcelo Brozovic are named on the bench after their international returns.

1 hour and 30 mins to KO: Sadio Mane celebrated his 100th international cap with Senegal during the international break with only Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye (106) making more appearances for the Lions of Teranga.

2 hours to KO: Welcome to the The Sporting News’ live coverage of Al Nassr’s Saudi Pro League clash with Al Akhdoud in Riyadh.

Al Nassr are BACK in action after the final international break of 2023!

Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud lineups

Castro has not confirmed any injury issues from the international break ,with Ronaldo starting in both of Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifiers, but Brozovic and Mane are rested from the start.

 Aymeric Laporte has not recovered from the foot injury that forced him to miss out on Spain duty.

Al Nassr lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Al-Najjar (GK) — Al-Ghanam, Alamri, Fatil, Telles — Fofana, Al-Najei — Otavio, Talisca, Ghareeb — Ronaldo.

Al Nassr subs (9): Abdullah (GK), Madu, Al-Sulaiheem, Mane, Maran, Alhassan, Yahya, Brozovic, Lajami.

Former Barcelona midfielder Alex Collado is the key star for Al Akhdoud with the 24-year-old already a vital player after joining on loan from Real Betis.

Left back Hamed Al Mansour misses out through suspension with Awadh Khamis set to replace him.

Al Akhdoud lineup (5-4-1, right to left): Vitor (GK) — Al Zabdani, Khamis, Kvirkvelia, Burca, Alyami — Collado, Pedraza, Tănase, Godwin — Tawamba.

Al Akhdoud subs (9): Al Awardi (GK), Al Habib, Al-Rio, Al-Muwallad, Al Harthi, Al Hatila, Al Shaikh, Asiri, Khodari, Al Awardi.

Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud live stream, TV channel

The Al Nassr vs. Al Akhdoud match from in Saudi Pro League action and kicks off at 9:00 p.m. local time from King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Fri, Nov. 24 1 p.m. ET Fox Soccer Plus Fubo
Canada Fri, Nov. 24 1 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Fri, Nov. 24 6 p.m. BST DAZN
Australia Sat, Nov. 25 5 a.m. AEST 10 Play
India Fri, Nov. 24 11:30 p.m. IST Sony TEN 1 JioTV, Sony LIV
Hong Kong Sat, Nov. 25 2 a.m. HKT SPOTV
Malaysia Sat, Nov. 25 2 a.m. MYT SPOTV
Singapore Sat, Nov. 25 2 a.m. SGT SPOTV
New Zealand Sat, Nov. 25 7 a.m.  NZST Shahid

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