Al Raed vs Al Nassr live score, updates, lineups, and result as Cristiano Ronaldo’s side look for another win


Cristiano Ronaldo and his Al Nassr side will look to make it four Saudi Pro League wins in succession as they travel to face Al Raed on Saturday. 

After losing both of their opening matches of the season, the visitors have since roared back to stake their claim as title contenders in the 2023/24 season. Last time out they demolished Al Hazm 5-1 away from home as Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Abdulrahman Ghareeb mainly did the damage in front of goal. 

That prior result meant that Al Nassr have now scored 18 goals across their last four competitive outings, and they’ll be keen to add more here against an Al Raed outfit who have started the season in poor form.

Taking just four points from a possible 15 so far through five match days, the home side will be desperate to claim a big scalp here and assert themselves as a mid-table team this campaign as opposed to relegation candidates. 

MORE: Tracking the goals Cristiano Ronaldo has scored for Al Nassr this season

Al Raed vs Al Nassr live score

  Score Goalscorers
Al Raed 0
Al Nassr 1 45′ Mane 

Starting lineups:

Al Raed (4-4-2 right to left): Moreira (GK) — Al Dossary, Gonzalez, Whaeshi, Al Yousef — Fouzair, Al Beshe, Normann, Sunbul — Sayoud, Tavares.  

Al Nassr (4-3-3 right to left): Nawaf (GK) — Sultan, Lajami, Laporte, Telles — Alkhaibari, Otavio, Brozovic — Ghareeb, Ronaldo, Mane. 

Al Raed vs Al Nassr live updates, highlights, commentary

KICK OFF: We’re back underway in this game. Anderson Talisca takes to the field for the visitors as it looks like Al Nassr will try to add further to their lead here.


After playing so poorly throughout most of the first half and being the second best team on the park, Al Nassr somehow lead at half time. Mane proved the difference maker as his long range strike found the bottom corner before he was then dragged down a minute later by Whaeshi who received a red card as a result. 

46th min: RED CARD! The camera comes back from the replays and Mane is on the floor.  Whaeshi drags the forward down and he’s dismissed by the ref. What a nightmare minute for Al Raed. It’s adjudged to be just outside the penalty area. 

45th min: GOOOAAALLLL!!! Al Nassr lead and it’s that man Sadio Mane again for the visitors.

There’s a shout for a penalty which goes unnoticed by the referee before the ball is switched to the right. The Senegalese winger brings it under his spell before smashing into the far bottom corner.

43rd min: The ball comes in from the right wing as Al Nassr look for the breakthrough. It’s cleared but only as far as Brozovic but he can only fire well over.

38th min: After going down under a heavy aerial challenge a few minutes ago, Norman is forced off again for Al Raed. That’ll a big loss for the hosts if he has to go off fully as he’s had a brilliant game in midfield so far. 

32th min: POST! Al Raed pick up the ball in midfield before it’s worked into Tavares up top. The big striker rolls his man before providing the ball to Sunbul who strikes first time and cracks the post. That’s a let off for Al Nassr. 

27th min: We have our first drinks break of the night. Al Raed are proving difficult to break down here. 

20th min: BIG CHANCE! Al Raed rely to the recent pressure with a huge chance of their own as Tavares is played through but he shoots wide form just inside the box. That should have found the back of the net. 

19th min: Mane breaks into the box after he glides best three defenders but his shot is well saved by Moreira. The away side are beginning to turn the screw a bit now!

18th min: That’s much more like it from Al Nassr. It isn’t an opener for the visitors but Brozovic drives forward and finds Ronaldo who in turn shoots wide from distance. 

14th min: CHANCE! Al Raed play it out wide before Fouzair dips his cross to the back post. The header can’t be guided on target by Sayoud but that will go down as a good opportunity for the hosts. 

11th min: Mane and Ghareeb are so far wide for the visitors that they’re struggling to get onto the ball in the early exchanges. That width is great when it comes off but without the ball they look very isolated. 

8th min: Al Raed break into the box but Sayoud just can’t quite control the ball in order to have a shot at goal. Al Nassr have started slowly here. 

5th min: Not much to talk about in terms of early chances so far in this one and it’s been quite even on the possession front. Al Raed have started much stronger than many would have been expecting. 

KICK OFF: We’re underway here at King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Buraidah as the away  side get this game started. There’s plenty of Al Nassr fans in the crowd for this one!

30 minutes to kick off: Al Hilal’s Salem Aldawsari has drawn level with Ronaldo in the Golden Boot race on six goals but can the Portuguese legend respond to take the outright lead again in this match? 

You’d be silly to not back him..

1 hour to kick off: Here’s how Al Nassr line up for this match. Ronaldo starts up top whilst Alex Telles begins the match at left back.

1 hour 30 mins to kick off: There isn’t too much hope coming into this clash for Al Raed given their slow start to the season but also when looking at the H2H record in this fixture.

That’s because the hosts haven’t won any of the last 15 competitive meetings between these sides with Al Nassr winning 14 of those! 

2 hours to kick off: After smashing Al Hazm 5-1 last time out on the road, Al Nassr will be keen to claim another victory here as they begin to get their title charge under way. Another three-point haul would make it four wins in succession for the visitors who could move up to fourth spot in the table this weekend. 

So far this season Ronaldo is the league’s top scorer with six strikes, a tally he’ll be extremely keen to add to further here! 

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates an Al Nassr goal during the 2023-2024 season

(Getty Images)

Al Raed vs Al Nassr team news

It’s been a pretty torrid start to the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League for Al Raed as they sit in 14th spot having taken just four points from their opening five matches.

As such, changes could be made here but without the funds of their opposition in this match, any team they put out is likely to struggle against Ronaldo & Co. Expect the home side to line up in a 4-4-2 shape then as they look to make it as difficult as possible for Al Nassr to break them down. 

Mohammed Fouzair stands out as their star man so far this season, he’s netted twice in two outings and appears their best route to goal again during this latest outing. 

Al Raed predicted starting lineup (4-4-2): Moreira (GK) — Al Dossary, Gonzalez, Whaeshi, Al Sobeai — Fouzair, Al Beshe, Normann, Sunbul — Sayoud, El Berkaoui. 

Despite a number of their players reporting for international duty over the recent break, it looks like all involved Al Nassr players managed to avoid picking up injuries. That leaves the visitors in a good position to extend their recent winning run.

It’s yet to be seen if Anderson Talisca will feature here as the Brazilian continues to struggle with an apparent injury. He’s also been the subject of numerous transfer reports of late but insists that he’s happy at the club and doesn’t want to leave in the near future. 

Al Nassr predicted starting lineup (4-3-3): Nawaf (GK) — Sultan, Fatil, Laporte, Konan — Alkhaibari, Otavio, Brozovic — Mane, Ronaldo, Ghareeb.

How to watch Al Raed vs Al Nassr, TV channel & live stream

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
UK Sat, Sept 16 4 p.m. BST  — DAZN
USA Sat, Sept 16 11 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2, FOX Deportes Fubo, Fox Sports app/website
Australia Sun, Sept 17 1 a.m. AEST  — 10 Play
Canada Sat, Sept 16 11 a.m. ET  — DAZN
Hong Kong Sat, Sept 16 11 p.m. HKT  SPOTV Shahid
India Sat, Sept 16 8:30 p.m. IST Sony TEN 1 and 2 Sony LIV, JioTV
Malaysia Sat, Sept 16 11 p.m. MYT  SPOTV Shahid
New Zealand Sun, Sept 17 3 a.m. NZST  — Shahid
Singapore Sat, Sept 16 11 p.m. SST  SPOTV Shahid

Fans can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage of every match from the Roshn Saudi Pro League.

As another way to stay connected to the action, the Roshn Saudi Pro League official channels (including YouTube) and SSC (Saudi Sports Company) regularly publish goals and highlights from the matches.

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