This season, Cristiano Ronaldo has already found the back of the net six times in five outings for Al-Nassr.
Former FC Porto playmaker Otavio also chipped in with a goal, propelling his team to sixth place in the league table, trailing first-place Al-Hilal by just four points.
In another high-scoring affair, league frontrunners Al-Hilal edged out a 4-3 victory over Al-Ittihad, courtesy of a hat trick from Aleksander Mitrovic. Karim Benzema managed to put one in the net for the home team.
On a different note, Moussa Dembele’s brace powered Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq to a 3-1 win against Damac, snapping their two-game skid without a victory.
In other action, Al-Ahli, which boasts a lineup featuring Roberto Firmino, Gabri Veiga, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin, suffered a devastating 5-1 defeat to Al-Fateh. This loss caused them to slip further behind in the race for the league title.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Saudi Pro League
What was the standout performance in the Saudi Pro League over the weekend?
The standout performance was from Al-Nassr, who routed Al-Hazm 5-1, thanks largely to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane.
Who are the current league leaders in the Saudi Pro League?
Al-Hilal currently leads the Saudi Pro League, surviving a close 4-3 game against Al-Ittihad.
How is Cristiano Ronaldo performing this season for Al-Nassr?
Cristiano Ronaldo is in scintillating form, having scored six goals in just five games for Al-Nassr this season.
What notable players are featured in Al-Ahli’s lineup?
Al-Ahli boasts a star-studded lineup, including players like Roberto Firmino, Gabri Veiga, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin.
How did Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq fare this weekend?
Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq returned to winning ways by beating Damac 3-1, breaking a two-match winless streak.
Who scored a hat trick for Al-Hilal in their game against Al-Ittihad?
Aleksander Mitrovic scored a hat trick for Al-Hilal, contributing significantly to their 4-3 win over Al-Ittihad.
How close is the competition at the top of the Saudi Pro League?
The competition is heating up as Al-Nassr is now just four points behind the league leaders Al-Hilal, thanks in part to their recent win and Otavio’s contribution.
What was the most surprising result of the weekend?
The most surprising result was the 5-1 thrashing of Al-Ahli by Al-Fateh, causing Al-Ahli to lose ground in the race for the top spot.
Who managed to end a winless run in this weekend’s matches?
Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq ended their two-match winless run with a 3-1 victory over Damac, thanks to a double from Moussa Dembele.
What are the key takeaways from this weekend’s Saudi Pro League matches?
The key takeaways are Al-Nassr’s resurgence, Al-Hilal maintaining their lead, and Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq finding form. The league’s competitiveness shows no sign of waning.
More about Saudi Pro League
- Saudi Pro League Official Website
- Al-Nassr’s Latest Match Highlights
- Al-Hilal vs Al-Ittihad Game Summary
- Interview with Steven Gerrard on Al-Ettifaq’s Performance
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Season Stats for Al-Nassr
- Al-Ahli’s Unexpected Loss: Analysis
- Top Scorers in the Saudi Pro League
- Moussa Dembele’s Recent Form for Al-Ettifaq
- In-depth look at Aleksander Mitrovic’s Hat Trick
- Saudi Pro League Table and Standings