Al Nassr will be aiming to make up ground in the Saudi Pro League title race as they return to domestic action against Al Ahli.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s side kicked off their AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win away at Persepolis in midweek and they are looking to chase down their title rivals.
Luis Castro’s team head into this tie on the back of winning their last four league matches with Al Ahli impressing with five wins from six overall.
The Sporting News will be following this Al Nassr vs. Al Ahli Saudi Pro League match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.
Al Nassr vs Al Ahli live score
Al Nassr vs Al Ahli live updates, highlights, and commentary
1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!
Three changes for Al Nassr from their win in Iran as Ali Lajami and Alex Telles return to the defence and Talisca starts over Abdulrahman Ghareeb in attack.
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) September 22, 2023
Four ex-Premier League stars included for Al Ahli as Mendy, Saint-Maximin, Firmino and Mahrez all start.
— Al-Ahli Saudi Club (@ALAHLI_FCEN) September 22, 2023
1 hour 20 to KO: All eyes will again be on Ronaldo this evening as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner settles back into life in Saudi following a trip to Iran for the Asian Champions League in midweek.
He received crazy attention from fans in Iran upon his arrival and will be hoping for a quieter welcome at the stadium today!
2 hours to KO: All smiles in training ahead of this key clash!
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— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) September 20, 2023
Al Nassr vs Al Ahli lineups, team news
Al Nassr came through their win in Tehran with no fresh reported injuries but Castro rotates his starting team.
Al Nassr projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Alaqidi (GK) — Al-Ghannam, Lajami, Laporte, Telles — Brozovic, Al-Khaibari — Mane, Otavio, Talisca — Ronaldo
Al Ahli are boosted by the return of key defender Merih Demiral, following a one game ban, with former Premier League stars Edouard Mendy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez all starting.
Al Ahli projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Mendy (GK) — Majrashi, Ibanez, Demiral, Alhurayji— Al-Majhad, Kessie — Mahrez, Veiga, Saint-Maximin — Firmino
Al Nassr vs Al Ahli live stream, TV channel
This Al Nassr vs. Al Ahli Saudi Pro League match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. local time from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh.
Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world
|UK||Fri, Sept 22||7 p.m. BST||—||DAZN|
|USA||Fri, Sept 22||2 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes||Fubo, Fox Sports app/website|
|Australia||Sat, Sept 23||4 a.m. AEST||—||10 Play|
|Canada||Fri, Sept 22||2 p.m. ET||—||DAZN|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Sept 23||2 a.m. HKT||—||Shahid|
|India||Fri, Sept 22||11:30 p.m. IST||Sony TEN 1||Sony LIV|
|Malaysia||Sat, Sept 23||2 a.m. MYT||—||Shahid|
|New Zealand||Sat, Sept 23||6 a.m. NZST||—||Shahid|
|Singapore||Sat, Sept 23||2 a.m. SST||—||Shahid|
Fans can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage of every match from the Roshn Saudi Pro League.
As another way to stay connected to the action, the Roshn Saudi Pro League official channels (including YouTube) and SSC (Saudi Sports Company) regularly publish goals and highlights from the matches.