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Al Nassr vs Al Batin score, result, highlights as Cristiano Ronaldo’s side seal incredible 3-1 comeback win

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr defended his two-point lead at the top of the Saudi Pro League thanks to a sensational 3-1 comeback home win over bottom-placed Al Batin.

All three of Al Nassr’s goals came in added time in the second half, although none came from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although the game was a clash between league leaders (Al Nassr) and bottom of the division, it was Al Batin who impressed early on as Uruguayan striker Renzo Lopez put them superbly ahead.

However, with Ronaldo struggling to influence Rudi Garcia’s hosts, it was Abdulrahman Ghareeb who led the comeback with a well-taken equalizer at the start of an unusual 16-minute stoppage time late in the second half.

This extended streak allowed Al Nassr to equalize and then wrest control from Al Batin as substitute pairing Mohammed Al Fatil and Mohammed Maran staged a wild comeback.

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Al Nassr vs. Al Batin Final Score

1H 2H final
Al Nassr 0 3 3
Al Batin 1 1 1

Goals:

Lopez – Al Batin – 18th minute.
Ghareeb — Al Nassr — 90+3 mins.
Al Fatil — Al Nassr — 90+10 min.
Maran — Al Nassr — 90+12 mins.

Lineups:

Lineup of Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): Alaqidi (GK) – Al-Ghanam, Madu, Lajami, Konan – Gustavo, Al-Khaibari – Masharipov, Al-Najei, Ghareeb – Ronaldo

Al Batin line-up (4-4-2): Campana (GK) – Al-Shamlan, Naji, Antonio, Al-Yousef – Bukia, Pedroza, Alhurayji, Al-Qarni – Lopez, Al Shammari

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Al Nassr vs Al Batin as happened in the Saudi Pro League thriller

Final: Al Nassr 3-1 Al Batin

A simply sensational finish after 16 minutes of added time as Al Nassr pulled off an incredible about-face in Riyadh.

Renzo Lopez’s early goal had put Al Batin ahead after 90 minutes, but THREE goals in added time sealed an outrageous victory for Rudi Garcia’s hosts – as Ronaldo failed to shoot.

90+12 minutes: AL NASSR HAVE THREE!

WOW! INCREDIBLE MATERIAL FROM THE LEAGUE LEADERS!

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Al Batin puts the players ahead in the final seconds while the electric Ghareeb leads the break and Maran checks inside to FIRE home!!

90+10 minutes: AL NASSR WON IT!

A long free-kick into the penalty area is headed brilliantly by Madu and substitute Mohammed Al Fatil shoots the goal with a volley!

WHAT A TURN!

90+7 minutes: Alaqidi comes out of the gate and brings Lopez down with a warning for the Al Nassr keeper.

90+4 minutes: Lopez tries a long-range lob………just misses!!! The WAS close!

90+3 minutes: AL NASSR ARE LEVEL!!!!

Gustavo’s chip lands perfectly at the far post on Ghareeb and he heads home to equalize!!

90 minutes: 12 minutes overtime by the referee!

88 minutes: Al Nassr yells for a penalty as Mohammed Maran collides with Campana but the substitute is cautioned to jump.

86 minutes: Free Kick, Take 2… over the gate AGAIN!!

82 minutes: Ronaldo with another free kick……just wide of the post. Closer than his first-half try but still no goal for the Al Nassr skipper tonight.

80 minutes: Al Nassr is knocking on the door as we near the final 10 minutes here in Riyadh, but Al Batin seems comfortable.

72 minutes: A problem for Al Batin as Antonio falls down injured, the Brazilian immediately signals he needs to be substituted and Nawaf Al Suhaimi comes on.

66 minutes: GUSTAVOOOOOOO!!!

A deep free-kick into the penalty area finds the former Bayern Munich star, who only heads straight at goalkeeper Martin Campana.

60 minutes: Garcia will be looking to push hard for an equalizer in the closing stages as Masharipov and Abdullah Al-Khaibari are replaced by Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem and Mohammed Maran.

55 minutes: Another chance for Ronaldo in the box, his shot is deflected to a corner but there is a delayed offside flag.

50 minutes: Ghareeb charges through the middle and deflects a shot just wide before his cross at Ronaldo in the box causes the clash.

The home fans scream for a penalty but the referee says no and Ronaldo is allowed to continue.

46 min: WE ARE BACK!!!

No changes during the break!! Can Al Nassr answer?

Al Nassr 0-1 Al Batin

A potential shock here in Riyadh as Al Batin go into the break 1-0 up on Ronaldo’s leaders!!!

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The Portuguese superstar was denied equalization by some fine Al Batin defenders but it’s Lopez’s header that separates the teams at half-time.

45+5 minutes: Other LARGE Chance for Al Nassr

Masharipov swings a ball into the far post for Ghareeb, but his header is poor and Campana saves.

45 minutes: After six minutes of stoppage time, Al Nassr has a free kick in Ronaldo area!!

ANDDDDDDDDD….Over….a mile.

40 minutes: Al Batin jumps forward ONCE AGAIN – they are certainly not overwhelmed in Riyadh – and Madu is forced into a heroic defense himself – to clear Al Shammari’s flank.

35 minutes: RONALDOOOOOOO….. SOOOO NEAR

Ronaldo bets on a long ball from behind – dodges past the onrushing Campana – but Abdullah Al Yousif is coming back to do one UNBELIEVABLE Goal line clearance!!

Excellent defense against Al Batin!!

At the other end, Mohammed Bassam Alhurayji sets one up from afar, but it’s a routine stop for Nawaf Al Aqidi.

33 minutes: A long Al Nassr throw in the box goes wide as Abdullah Madu heads straight at Campana and Ronaldo rages at the referee when a corner decision goes against him.

Lopez again shows his aerial threat but the veteran striker heads over.

28 minutes: Al Batin poses a real threat on the break when Lopez heads a long ball forward to winger Andre Bukia, but the flag is flagged for offside.

23 minutes: Finally a chance for Ronaldo at the other end who’s hanging in the air but his header flies over the bar!!

18 mins: AL BATIN TAKES THE LEAD!!!

Last light Al Batin is ahead of the leaders!!!!

VAR overruled the referee on his call and Lopez’s goal stands!!!

17 minutes: Al Batin has the ball in the net as Renzo Lopez stands highest to go home, but the goal is ruled out by the Uruguayan’s shove at Sultan Al-Ghannam.

Very close to the referee!!

15 minutes: A GIGANTIC Chance for Al Nassr

Abdulrahman Ghareeb’s great run from behind breaks through Al Batin – his neat cutback finds Sami Al-Najei – but his close-range shot is smuggled by Mauricio Antonio behind.

12 minutes: Ronaldo roams through Al Nassr’s attack and tries to connect with Masharipov, but Al Batin’s defense works hard to keep them at bay in the early stages.

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5 minutes: A brilliant start from the home side as Ghislain Konan fired forward at the clash but his cross was caught by Al Batin’s goalkeeper Martin Campana while Ronaldo lurked.

WE ARE OUT!!! Al Nassr vs Al Batin!!!

15 minutes to go: How much will Al Nassr miss Talisca?

Despite the GIGANTIC Focus on Ronaldo, the absentee Talisca has been central to Al Nassr so far this season, topping the Saudi Pro League charts in goals scored (13), goals scored per 90 minutes (0.99) and shots per 90 (1.67).

45 minutes after kick-off: TEAM NEWS IS IN

Ronaldo again leads Al Nassr’s attack but there is no place for the Brazilian star Taliscaas an Uzbek national player Jaloliddin Masharipov come in to start.

1 hr 30 mins after kick-off: Another Ronaldo championship on the horizon?

Al Nassr’s captain scored a hat-trick against Damac last time out. How many can he score on his return to Riyadh?

2 hours after kick-off: Can Cristiano Ronaldo lead Al Nassr to another important win tonight?

Al Nassr vs Al Batin lineups, team news

Nawaf Alaqidi remains in goal for the injured man David Ospinaalthough the Colombian international is still on a break. Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez is a major blow for the hosts for the remainder of the season, with Jaloliddin Masharipov preferred to Talisca, behind ronaldo.

Lineup of Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): Alaqidi (GK) – Al-Ghanam, Madu, Lajami, Konan – Gustavo, Al-Khaibari – Masharipov, Al-Najei, Ghareeb – Ronaldo

Al Batin head coach Alen Horvat has confirmed he has no new injury worries and is making two changes after clinching his first win of the season last time out.

Al Batin line-up (4-4-2): Campana (GK) – Al-Shamlan, Naji, Antonio, Al-Yousef – Bukia, Pedroza, Alhurayji, Al-Qarni – Lopez, Al Shammari

Al Nassr vs Al Batin live stream, tv channel

SSC (Saudi Sports Company) was Live streaming of Al Nassr games in English via his Twitter channel.

Local broadcasters in select countries have the rights to televise or stream the Saudi Pro League and fans in other countries can subscribe to the Shahid streaming platform for full coverage of the Roshn Saudi Pro League.

According to LiveSoccerTV, local channels in selected European countries will broadcast the game DirecTV Sports will bring it to the Spanish speaking South American countries.

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TV channel stream
Australia 10 games
Canada Shaheed
Hong Kong Shaheed
India Sony TEN 2 Shahid/JioTV, SONY LIV
Malaysia Shahid/myTV Great
New Zealand Shaheed
Singapore Shaheed
United Kingdom Shaheed
USA Shaheed

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