Al Hilal Dominates Al Nassr in Thrilling 2-0 Victory: Ronaldo magic didn’t work

The much-anticipated match between Al Nassr and Al Hilal, two of the top teams in the Saudi Pro League, took place recently. The match was part of the Riyadh Season Cup and was held at the Kingdom Arena.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr. Getty images

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Key Players

The match featured some of the biggest names in football. For Al Nassr, the lineup included Cristiano Ronaldo, Anderson Talisca, Otavio, Marcelo Brozovic, and Aymeric Laporte. Al Hilal’s lineup was equally impressive, with players like Sergej Milinković-Savić, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Michael, Yassine Bounou, and Kalidou Koulibaly. However, Neymar did not play in the match due to an ACL injury.

Brief Highlights

Hilal asserted dominance early on, with Sergej Milinković-Savić finding the net in the 17th minute, followed by Salem Aldawsari’s fine goal in the 30th minute. In the second half, both teams played really well, however the game was filled with yellow cards including Cristiano Ronaldo’s booking at 53rd minute. Despite the early substitutions from Nassr in the second half, the team fell short of a comeback. The friendly ended with 2-0 in favour of Al Hilal.

Game Statistics (Al Nassr vs Al Hilal)

MetricAl HilalAl Nassr
Shots1014
Shots on Target62
Possession44%56%
Passes358439
Pass Accuracy78%82%
Fouls1918
Yellow Cards35
Red Cards00
Offsides46
Corners34

Table Position

At the time of the match, Al Hilal was ranked 1st with 53 points, while Nassr held the 2nd position with 46 points.

Upcoming Matches

Nassr will clash against Al Feiha, and Al Fateh on 14th and 17th of February respectively. Al Hilal will face Sepahan on 14th February.

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