After a slow start by his own standards, Cristiano Ronaldo has started making strides in the Saudi Pro League.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winners scored all of Al Nassr’s goals in the 4-0 win over Al Wehda and followed that up with both assists in the 2-1 win over Al Taawoun last time out.
That means Ronaldo has scored five goals in four Pro League games so far, with Rudi Garcia’s side hoping to top the table when they travel to Damac on Saturday.
Leaders Al Ittihad drew 0-0 at home to Al Raed on Thursday, giving them a slender one-point lead over second-placed Al Nassr at the summit after playing a game more.
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Kick-off time for Damac vs Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League
This Super Pro League clash between Damac and Al Nassr kicks off at 18:30 local time at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha.
|Date||kick off time|
|Australia||Sun, February 26th||02:30 ADT|
|Canada||Saturday February 25th||10:30 a.m. ET|
|Hong Kong||Saturday February 25th||23:30 CET|
|India||Saturday February 25th||21:00 CET|
|Malaysia||Saturday February 25th||23:30 CET|
|New Zealand||Sun, February 26th||04:30 NZDT|
|Singapore||Saturday February 25th||23:30 CET|
|United Kingdom||Saturday February 25th||15:30 GMT|
|USA||Saturday February 25th||10:30 a.m. ET|
Damac vs Al Nassr Live Stream, TV Channels
SSC (Saudi Sports Company) was Live streaming of Al Nassr games in English via his Twitter channel, with Sky Sports picking up the feed on YouTube. However, this game breaks the Saturday 3pm live football blackout window in the UK
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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|Australia||—||10 game, Shahid|
|Hong Kong||—||myTV Super, Shahid|
|Malaysia||Astro Supersport 5||Astro Go, Sooka, Shahid|
Damac vs. Al Nassr Lineups
Kresimir Rezic’s side are without a win in three games and are seventh in the table. In a 2-0 defeat at Khaleej last time out, the Croatian coach returned to a 5-4-1 formation and may be tempted to use a similar defensive line despite playing against Ronaldo and Co. at home.
Lineup of Damac (4-4-2): Zeghba (GK) – Bedrane, Chafai, Al-Ammar, Hassoun – Al-Nakhli, Maher, Antolic, Al-Shammeri – Makeen, Hamzi
Taliska returned from suspension in Al Nassr’s second-half win over Al Taawoun. Expect the Brazilian forward to return to the starting XI and work on his burgeoning connection ronaldo in attack.
Lineup of Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): Al-Aqidi (GK) – Al-Ghannam, Al-Amri, Madu, Konan – Gustavo, Al-Hassan – Yahya, Talisca, Ghareeb – Ronaldo
Subtitle: Rossi (GK), Al-Fatil, Al-Oujami, Majed, Al-Sulaiheem, Sami, Masharipov, Martinez, Maran
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