Ronaldo’s remarkable hat trick propels Al Fateh to a triumphant 5-0 victory against Al Nassr

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Al Nassr secured their first win of the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League season thanks to a superb 5-0 victory away at Al Fateh.

Sadio Mane got the ball rolling for the visitors early on from Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb assist before the Al Nassr captain netted his first league goal of the campaign.

The pair turned up the tempo after the restart with a goal each, to ease away from Al Fateh in the final stages, but Ronaldo had the final say.

Desperate to get his hat-trick, the veteran striker was not to be disappointed in added time as he hammered home to make it 5-0 on the night.

MORE: Saudi Pro League top scorers 2023-2024: Updated Golden Boot ranking as Ronaldo, Benzema, Firmino chase award

Al Fateh vs Al Nassr final score

  Full Time Goal scorers
Al Fateh 0  
Al Nassr 5 Mane 27′, 81′, 
Ronaldo 38′, 55′, 90+6′

Confirmed lineups:

Al Fateh (4-2-3-1): 1- Jacob Rinne (GK) — 2- Ali Al-Zubaidi (Baattia, 45), 87- Qasim Alawjami, 64- Jason Denayer (Al Harbi, 46), 23- Abdullah Al-Yousef — 28- Sofiane Bendebka (Al Fuhaid, 65), 6- Petros (Al Hassan, 65) — 11- Mourad Batna, 10- Lucas Zelarayan, 37- Cristian Tello  — 9- Feras Albrikan

Al Nassr (4-2-3-1): 44- Nawaf Alaqidi (GK) — 2- Sultan Al-Ghannam (Boushal, 87), 4- Mohammed Al-Fatil, 27- Aymeric Laporte, 13- Ghislain Konan — 17- Abdullah Al-Khaibari, 77- Marcelo Brozovic (Al Naji, 75) — 29- Abdulrahman Ghareeb (Al Ghannam, 87), 25- Otavio (Al Sulaiheem 89,),10- Sadio Mane (Yahya, 87) — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo

MORE: Watch all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals for Al Nassr in 2022/23

Al Fateh vs Al Nassr highlights and commentary


Ronaldo’s hat-trick is the final act of the night as Al Nassr are up and running in Saudi Pro League action this season with a dominant performance at Al Fateh.

Three goals for Ronaldo and two for Mane caps off a ruthless showing from the visitors!

⚽️ || GOOOOOAAAAL! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🐐
Ronaldo scores the fifth goal 96’ for @AlNassrFC #AlNassr 5:0 #AlFateh #AlNassrAlFateh

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023


No goals in league action before tonight this season, but Ronaldo has his hat-trick, as he rifles home Nawaf Mashari Abdulrahman Boushal’s pass!

Super from Ronaldo!

89 mins: Ronaldo flashes over his hat-trick chance and there will be no debut goal for Otavio as he is replaced by Abdulmajeed Al Sulaiheem.

85 mins: Feras Al Brikan almost has a chance for a consolation but his effort is off target.

80 mins: 4-0 AL NASSR!

Just as Lucas Zelarayan hits the post for Al Fateh at one end Ghareeb runs clear and tees up Mane to head home Goal No.4.

70 mins: Ronaldo wants a penalty after taking a tumble in the box but the referee is not interested.

65 mins: Otavio nods just over again, as he searches for a debut goal, and more changes from Bilic. Mourad Batna strikes from distance for Al Fateh, but it’s over the bar.

55 mins: 3-0 AL NASSR!

Al Nassr’s third of the night which looks to have wrapped up all three points for the away side!

Abdulrahman Ghareeb runs on to Brozovic’s lofted pass to tee up Ronaldo for his second of the game.

AlNassr Symphony Orchestra 🎶💛

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023

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— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) August 25, 2023

50 mins: Al Fateh boss Slaven Bilic has opted for two changes at the break with Fahad Al Harbi and Saeed Baattia coming on.

First booking of the night as Marcelo Brozovic brings down Petros.

46 mins: Back underway!

▶️ || 2nd half kickoff,@AlNassrFC 2:0 #AlFateh#AlNassrAlFateh

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023


Al Nassr have made a fine start in their push to secure a first Saudi Pro League win of the season with Mane’s neat opener cracking Al Fateh’s early resistance.

Ronaldo finally netted his first league goal of the campaign on a dominant first 45 minutes for the visitors in Al-Ahsa.

Ronaldooooooooooooooo 🤩🤩🤩🤩🐐🐐🐐

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023

38 mins: GOAL…2-0 AL NASSR!

The visitors are in full flight now as Sultan Al Ghannam hooks a cross into the box and Ronaldo gets their first to head home!

First goal of the season = first Siu of the season for @Cristiano ⚽️#yallaRSL #RoshnSaudilEAGUE

— Roshn Saudi League (@SPL_EN) August 25, 2023

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— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) August 25, 2023

33 mins: Al Nassr are moving up through the gears now as Ronaldo loops a header wide of the far post. 

28 mins: GOAL…1-0 AL NASSR!

Brilliant link up from Al Nassr’s star men as Ronaldo’s clever dink frees Sadio Mane to race clear and slot Al Nassr into the lead!

Ronaldo ➡️ Mane 🤩

Al Nassr take the lead against Al Fateh 👊#yallaRSL #RoshnSaudiLeague

— Roshn Saudi League (@SPL_EN) August 25, 2023

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— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) August 25, 2023

23 mins: Two quickfire chances for Al Nassr, as Otavio swivels and smashes into the side netting, and Ronaldo gets his angles wrong from a header inside the box.

15 mins: Ronaldo lines up and fires wide from distance as he searches for a first league goal in 2023/24. 

10 mins: Otavio has come closest to breaking the deadlock on his Al Nassr debut with a header just over the bar.


⏳ || Kickoff,@AlNassrFC vs #AlFateh#AlNassrAlFateh

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023

30 mins to KO: A crucial night in store for Al Nassr as they chase a first Saudi Pro League win of the 2023/24 season. The visitors are currently 17th out of 18 teams ahead of kickoff!

1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN! 

Debuts for Aymeric Laporte and Otavio as Ronaldo moves into a lone striker role.

🗒 || Starting lineup,@AlNassrFC vs #AlFateh#AlNassrAlFateh

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023

1 hour and 30 mins to KO: Pity Martinez joins River Plate

Alongside the new signings at Al Nassr, the club have also agreed a deal to sell Pity Martinez to River Plate, as part of a squad revamp.

AlNassr can confirm that Pity Martínez has just joined @RiverPlate on a permanent transfer.

Wishing him a good luck 🙏

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 25, 2023

2 hours to KO: Al Nassr’s latest arrivals Aymeric Laporte and Otavio are both set for their Saudi Pro League debuts tonight!

Our new stars 🤩👋

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) August 24, 2023

Al Fateh vs Al Nassr lineups

Al Fateh stormed to a 3-1 win away at Al Ahkdoud last weekend and head coach Slaven Bilic sticks with an unchanged starting line up.

Al Fateh confirmed lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Rinne (GK) — Al-Zubaidi, Alawjami, Denayer, Al-Yousef — Bendebka, Petros — Batna, Zelarayan, Tello — Albrikan

Castro has opted to give club debuts to Laporte and Otavio as his squad continues to evolve this season.

Al Nassr confirmed lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Alaqidi (GK) — Al-Ghannam, Al-Fatil, Laporte, Konan — Al-Khaibari, Marcelo Brozovic — Ghareeb, Otavio, Mane — Ronaldo

Al Fateh vs Al Nassr live stream, TV channel

The Al Fateh vs. Al Nassr match in Saudi Pro League action kicks off at 9:00 p.m. local time from the Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium in Al-Hasa.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Fri, Aug 25 2:00 p.m. ET Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes Fubo
Canada Fri, Aug 25 2:00 p.m. ET DAZN
UK Fri, Aug 25 7:00 p.m. BST DAZN
Australia Sat, Aug 26 4:00 a.m. AEST 10 Play
India Fri, Aug 25 11:30 p.m. IST Sony TEN 2 Sony LIV, JioTV
Singapore Sat, Aug 26 2:00 a.m.  SGT 112 mio Sports 2

UK: Matches are carried across DAZN streaming platforms.

USA: This will be available on Fox Soccer Plus in English, and Fox Deportes in Spanish, with streaming options available on Fubo

Canada: Every Saudi Pro League game this season is live streamed exclusively via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on 10 Play.

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