Saudi Pro League: Highlights Al Nassr vs Al Okhdood | Date: November 24, 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: Al Awal Park at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
As game week 14 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share highlights of Al Nassr vs Al Okhdood scheduled for Nov. 24, 2023 at 20:30 Hrs local time.
Highlights: Al Nassr vs Al Okhdood
|FINAL SCORE: Al Nassr 3-0 Al Okhdood
|Sami Al-Naji (13′), Cristiano Ronaldo (77′, 80′)
Al Nassr secured a decisive 3-0 victory over Al Okhdood at Al Awwal Park, propelled by a stellar performance by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Knights of Najd now sit within striking distance of league leaders Al Hilal, trailing by just a single point after this commanding win.
The game started with Al Nassr dictating the tempo, pinning Al Okhdood in their box for the initial minutes. Ronaldo showcased his threat early on, launching a right-footed curler that narrowly missed the target. However, it was Sami Al-Najei who broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, scoring his maiden Saudi Pro League goal for Al Nassr, giving them a 1-0 lead.
As the half progressed, Al Okhdood grew into the match, seeking counter-attacking opportunities. Despite occasional threats, Al Nassr retained control, with Otavio’s awkward cross being tipped over for a corner by Al Okhdood’s goalkeeper, Vitor.
Half Time: Al Nassr 1 – 0 Al Okhdood
Al Nassr dominated the first half, with Ronaldo combining well with the midfield, but Al Okhdood showed glimpses of resurgence toward the latter part of the half.
The game intensified as the second half commenced. Al Nassr aimed to extend their lead, with Otavio’s scorpion kick and Telisca’s efforts nearly finding the net. Al Okhdood, however, struggled to capitalize on their chances, missing the final ball in their attacking play.
Ronaldo, at 38 years old, showcased his enduring prowess, scoring a brace within three minutes (76′ and 79′). His second goal, an exquisite chip from over 35 yards, highlighted his brilliance as he sealed a stunning hat-trick opportunity.
Despite Al Okhdood’s attempts to mount a comeback, Al Nassr’s defense remained resolute. The visitors failed to deal with the quality of play exhibited by Al Nassr, ultimately unable to breach their defense.
Final Score: Al Nassr 3 – 0 Al Okhdood
Ronaldo’s masterclass propelled Al Nassr to a crucial victory, positioning them just one point behind league leaders Al Hilal. The Portuguese talisman’s brace and Al-Najei’s early goal secured a dominant win for the Knights of Najd, showcasing their title aspirations in the Saudi Pro League.
Al Nassr vs Al Okhdood: Line-ups
|8Hussain Al Zabdani
|6Eid Al Muwallad
|13Musleh Al Shaikh
|78Ali Al Lajami
|2Abdulrahman Khalid Mohammed Al Rio
|12Abdulaziz Al Hatila