Al Taawoun vs Al Nassr live score, result, updates, highlights, lineups from Cristiano Ronado Saudi Pro League game

Al Nassr play their last match of 2023 on Saturday, December 30 as they visit Al Taawoun in Saudi Pro League action.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s team sit in second place in the table, 10 points behind unbeaten leaders Al Hilal, but with a game in hand. They thrashed Karim Benzema’s Al Ittihad 5-2 in their previous outing and will hope to continue their recent strong goalscoring form here.

This will be Al Nassr’s final competitive fixture before their mid-season break. They will not play again until February’s AFC Champions League Round of 16, making this Ronaldo’s last opportunity to add to his world-leading goal tally for 2023.

Al Taawoun were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture back in August, but a 3-1 home loss to Al Fateh last week means they come into this meeting as firm second-favourites. 

The Sporting News will be following the Al Taawoun vs. Al Nassr match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.

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Al Taawoun vs Al Nassr live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
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Lineups:

Al Taawoun (4-3-3): Maylson (GK) — Al-Oyayari, Girotto, Al Slaluli, Faqeehi — Flavio, El Mahdiouii, Medran — Barrow, Pedro, Mateus.

Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): Alaqidi (GK) — Al Ghanam, Laporte, Alamri, Telles — Brozovic, Alkhaibari —  Talisca, Otavio, Mane — Ronaldo.

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

20 mins prior to kickoff: The hosts have made one change to the side who began their 3-1 defeat to Al Fateh last time out.

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Saudi defender Fahad Khalid Al Abdulrazzaq makes way, with 21-year-old compatriot Muath Faqeehi – on loan from league leaders Al Hilal – starting at leftback.

40 mins prior to kickoff: Al Taawoun start like this as the visitors seek to finish their calendar year with a fourth win of the month…

(4-3-3): Maylson (GK) — Al-Oyayari, Girotto, Al Slaluli, Faqeehi — Flavio, El Mahdiouii, Medran — Barrow, Pedro, Mateus.

1 hour prior to kickoff: Team news! Cristiano Ronaldo, as expected, captains Al Nassr in front of their menacing attacking line of Talisca, Otavio and Sadio Mane.

1 hour 20 mins prior to kickoff: Inside the visitors’ dressing room.

1 hour 40 mins prior to kickoff: Ronaldo, barring something completely implausible in another match somewhere, will end 2023 as the leading goalscorer in men’s most recognised leagues across the world. He has been prolific for Al Nassr, although the title race will be out of their hands for as long as Al Hilal continue to enjoy unbeaten form at the top of the table.

2 hours prior to kickoff: Cristiano Ronaldo and company had something of a rainy journey to Al Qassim for this, their final match of 2023.

Al Taawoun vs Al Nassr lineups, team news

Al Taawoun lost 3-1 at home to Al Fateh in their last Saudi Pro League match and the hosts made one change, replacing Fahad Khalid Al Abdulrazzaq with Muath Faqeehi in defence.

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Al Taawoun starting lineup (4-3-3): Maylson (GK) — Al-Oyayari, Girotto, Al Slaluli, Faqeehi — Flavio, El Mahdiouii, Medran — Barrow, Pedro, Mateus.

Al Taawoun subs: Al-Ghamdi, Al Roqi, Al Abdulrazzaq, Al Fiqi, Al-Ahmed, Al Ohaymid, Bahusayn, Ali Madani, Ahmed Mohamed.

Ronaldo scored twice as Al Nassr cruised to a 5-2 win at Al Ittihad in their last outing, and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner captained his side again for their final match of 2023.

Al Nassr starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Alaqidi (GK) — Al Ghanam, Laporte, Alamri, Telles — Brozovic, Alkhaibari —  Talisca, Otavio, Mane — Ronaldo.

Al Nassr subs: Al-Fatil, Fofana, Al-Sulaiheem, Al-Najei, Maran, Qassem, Ghareeb, Al-Najjar, Lajami.

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Al Taawoun vs Al Nassr live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA Fox Sports Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes Fubo, Fox Sports app/website
Australia  — 10 Play
Canada  — DAZN
UK  — DAZN
India  — Shahid

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