Cristiano Ronaldo has started to hit form in Saudi Arabia as Al Nassr’s title challenge sees Al Taawoun head to Riyadh on February 17.
The Portuguese superstar netted four goals in the 4-0 win away at Al Wedha last time out bringing his overall total up to five league goals from three matches so far.
Al Shabab’s 2-0 victory over Abha has lifted them above Al Nassr at the top of the Saudi Pro League and Ronaldo and Co. will be looking to retake top spot ahead of this game.
Al Nassr also have two games in hand over their rivals as the season enters into its second half this month.
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Kickoff time for Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun in Saudi Pro League
This Super Pro League clash between Al Wehda and Al Nassr kicks off at 6:00 p.m. local time in the King Abdul Aziz Stadium in Mecca.
|Australia||Sat, Feb. 18||02:00 AEDT|
|Canada||Fri, Feb. 17||10:00 ET|
|Hong Kong||Fri, Feb. 17||23:00 HKT|
|India||Fri, Feb. 17||20:30 IST|
|Malaysia||Fri, Feb. 17||23:00 MYT|
|New Zealand||Sat, Feb. 18||04:00 NZDT|
|Singapore||Fri, Feb. 17||23:00 SGT|
|UK||Fri, Feb. 17||15:00 GMT|
|USA||Fri, Feb. 17||10:00 ET|
Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun live stream, TV channel
SSC (Saudi Sports Company) has been live streaming Al Nassr matches in English via its Twitter channel.
Local broadcasters in selected countries have the rights to televise or stream the Saudi Pro League, and fans in other countries can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage of the Roshn Saudi Pro League.
According to LiveSoccerTV, selected European countries will have local broadcasters carrying the match, while DirecTV Sports will bring it to Spanish-speaking South American countries.
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|Hong Kong||—||Shahid, myTV SUPER|
|Malaysia||Astro Supersport 3||Shahid, Astro Go, sooka|
Al Nassr vs Al Taawoun lineups
Al Nassr boss Rudi Garcia has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this game with first choice goalkeeper David Ospina the only absentee with Nawaf Alaqidi continuing to deputise for the Colombian with Talisca back from a ban.
Al Nassr lineup (4-2-3-1): Nawaf Alaqidi (GK) — Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdullah Madu, Ghislain Konan — Luiz Gustavo, Abdullah Al-Khaibari — Jaloliddin Masharipov, Talisca, Abdulrahman Ghareeb — Cristiano Ronaldo
Al Taawoun are without two key players for this game, with Flavio Medeiros and Abdulmalik Al-Oyayari both out, but Sulaiman Hazazi is back following suspension.
Al Tawooun lineup (4-2-3-1): Mailson (GK) — Awn Al-Saluli, Naldo, Hassan Kadesh, Sulaiman Hazazi — Aschraf El Mahdioui, Álvaro Medrán — Fahad Alrashidi, Alejandro Romero, Sumayhan Al-Nabit — Léandre Tawamba
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