Al Hilal secured a resounding victory over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, cementing its position at the top of the Saudi Pro League in a pulsating encounter at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The first half ended goalless, but the second session produced a flurry of excitement. In the 64th minute, Al Hilal broke the deadlock through Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s powerful header from a cross by Abdulhamid. Ronaldo responded swiftly, volleying home with his left foot, but the goal was controversially ruled offside by the assistant referee.

The match heated up as both teams pressed for the win. With just minutes remaining, Ronaldo found himself in a collision with Al Hilal goalkeeper Bono, who fumbled the ball and collided with the Portuguese star. After receiving treatment, Ronaldo returned to the action, but it was Al Hilal who would have the final say.

In the 89th minute, Mitrovic capitalized on a corner, outmuscling Ronaldo to send a bullet header past Alaqidi. Two minutes later, the Serbian striker struck again, latching onto a loose ball to complete his brace and seal the victory for Al Hilal.

Al Hilal’s commanding performance extended its lead at the top of the table to seven points, while Al Nassr’s title hopes suffered a significant blow. 


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