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Al Shabab 2-5 Al Nassr: summary: score, goals, highlights, Saudi King’s Cup

Update:
Cristiano Ronaldo

Al Shabab - Al Nassr: Saudi King's Cup, as it happened

Al Shabab 2-5 Al Nassr

Five star Al Nassr advance to cup semi-final.

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Despite a solid start from Al Shabab, Al Nassr were too strong for the home side and advance to the semi-final of the 23-24 Saudi King's Cup after a comfortable 2-5 win at the Al Shabab Club Stadium.

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The whistle sounds and Al Nassr advance in the Saudi Cup.

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Mane finds Mohammed Maran and the 16 slots into an empty net.

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Great work again from Carrasco as he finds Fahad Al-Muwallad who almost steers the ball into the corner of the Al Nassr net.

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Six minutes of added time adjudicated by the match official.

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Al Shabab do bag a second after a fine strike from Carrasco is spilled by the keeper and Bahebri tucks the ball home.

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Laporte gifts Diallo a great chance but the French striker is wasteful and fails to bag a consolation for the home side.

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Al Shabab fans have had enough and start to head for the exit of the stadium.

The Al Nassr fans now making all the noise.

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Diallo is free and misses the shot but the Al Shabab man was ruled offside.

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Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem is on for Brozovic

Al Nassr change

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Qassem and is on along with Maran

Ronaldo makes way along with Yahya

Changes for Al Nassr

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Into the final ten minutes of the contest.

Al Nassr on course to stake their place in the semi-final of the Saudi King's Cup.

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Al Nassr changes

Abdullah Al-Khaibari & Khaled Al-Ghannam are on

Ottavio Montero & Abdul Rahman Ghareeb make way

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Changes for both teams:

Moteb and Sharahili on for Al Shabab

Al Sagour and Massoud make way

 

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Ronaldo bags the fourth

Al Nassr cruising now in the Saudi Cup.

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So neat from Otavio and CR7 as Al Nassr hit Al Shabab for four again as they did in the league in late August.

 

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Ronaldo makes it 1-4.

Great finish from the veteran striker and that seals this cup tie.

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We're into the final 20 minutes at the Al Shabab Club Stadium and no move in the scoreine since the interval.

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Hattah replaces the Brazilian.

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Hussain Al-Qahtani carded

and Carlos Junior seems to be in some distress after a collision with Laporte.

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Corner for Al Shabab.

Al Nassr give the ball away and Junior struggles to control and the move breaks down.

Poor from the home side.

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What impact will the Al Shabab changes have ?

As things stand, Al Nassr will join Al Hilal and Al Khaleej in the semi-final.

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Banega on for Radif

Diallo too makes an entrance for Kanabah

Switches for Al Shabab

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Saiss carded for a slide through Fofana.

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Despite Al Shabab's pressure, one senses that Al Nassr offer more on the counter attack as Biscan finally gets ready to make a series of switches.

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Approaching the hour mark and Al Nassr still look solid as Al Shabab search for a goal that would afford them the chance to believe in this cup tie.

Time for Igor Biscan to make changes?

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Carrasco does well and weaves into the Al Nassr box, Laporte intervenes and clears for a corner kick.

Better from Al Shabab as they take the game now to Al Nassr.

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Yahya needs medical help after a bad fall.

The Saudi player seems okay to carry on.

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Now Carrasco shoots but the Belgian drives the ball harmlessly wide of the Al Nassr goal.

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Carlo Junior shoots for Al Shabab but the Brazilian slipped just as he looked to shoot.

The raucous noise levels and intensity from the first half have dropped off considerably.

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So important for Al Shabab to get the next goal in this game to revive the team and crowd who have gone silent with the third Al Nassr goal dealing a body blow.

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The home side get the second half underway.

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The teams return to the pitch and it's a tough challenge ahead that awaits Al Shabab.

 

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Half time in Riyadh

Al Nassr in control after an action packed first 45 minutes

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The whistle sounds and Al Nassr are well in control now.

Difficult to see Al Shabab come back from this setback.

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Brozovic provides the assist and Ghareeb slots home from close range.

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The second Al Nassr goal seems to have rattled Al Shabab and the interval will give new coach Biscan a chance to get his side to regroup.

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Five minutes of time to be added.

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45

Into the final minute of the half.

Al Shabab have wilted ever so slightly as the half has elapsed.

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Into the final five minutes of the half.

The tempo of the game has dropped in the past 5-10 minutes but Al Nassr look extremely comfortable now.

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Lovely through ball for Al Shabab but Alaquidi is quick off his line and averts the danger.

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Hamad and Mane are both down after a collision.

The Al Shabab player seem to have come off the worse and Mane is back on his feet.

 

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Al Nassr back in front

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We hit the half hour mark and Al Nassr are back in front after Al Shabab had manager to find parity.

A full octane cup tie and Al Shabab will have plenty to offer.

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Al Nassr hit back and Mane puts the visitors back in front.

A 1 vs 3 situation ... where were the men in black and white ?

Great play from the man from Senegal.

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Goooooooooool.

Carlos Junior heads home but where was the marking?

All level and no more than Al Shabab deserve.

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Ronaldo strikes again from close range and once again Shabab keeper Kim does really well in providing the save.

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Ronaldo does well and launches a counter, the ball falls to his less fancied left foot and is deflected wide for a corner.

Fofana shoots and fails to get enough whip on his strike.

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CR7 fouled and Fahad Al-Muwallad is carded.

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Al Nassr go ahead

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Fofana fires Al Nassr ahead.

The Ivorian strikes at the second time of asking after a parry from Kim.

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A major let off for Al Nassr.

Al Shabab it has to be said have had the better start.

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The Belgian has the ball and will take the spot kick.

Terrible strike as the former Atleti man slips and fires high and over.

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Penalty for Al Shabab.

Carrasco fouled by Ghareeb.

Ref points to the spot.

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Free for Nassr. 

Ideal CR7 territory.

The Portuguese strikes well but Kim saves well as the wall fails to do its job.

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Radif almost steers the ball into the Al Nassr net but the ball is intercepted by Ali Lajami.

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Radif and Laporte have a tussle and the Shabab man goes to ground... was there a strike from the former Man City man?

Play resumes.

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Mane runs onto a fine ball from deep but the flag is up as Kim in the Al Shabab goal does well and gathers.

 

 

 

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Cagey start from both sides with the visitors enjoying the bulk of possession.

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Al Nassr set to start the action.

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Saiss and Cristano exchange pennants and the referee is from El Salvador.

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Plenty of Al Nassr fans here as they create a riot of colour with many flares a blaze.

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The teams are on the pitch and it's national anthem time.

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Pre game warm ups winding down

Both teams have been on the pitch for approximetely 15 minutes going through their pre-game warm-up routine. 

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Al Shabab have only won four of their Saudi Pro League games this season drawing five and losing seven times.

Al Nassr are in second place but unbeaten Al Hilal seem to be odds on favourites to lift the 2023-24 SPL this season.

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Next up:

After tonight's King's Cup game, both sides will return to Saudi Pro League action with Al Nassr set to face Al Ettifaq on 22 December.

Al Shabab return to action earlier as they face Al Fateh (away) on 19 December.

 

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Shabab-Nassr: recent form

Both teams have endured a run of indifferent form with Al Nassr slipping up twice in recent AFC Champions League games.

 Al Shabab did manage to beat current Saudi champions in a 1-0 win at the beginning of November.  

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Abdullah Saleh Al-Harbi has been elected to oversee the Saudi King's Cup clash at the Al Shabab Club Stadium.

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Shabab-Nassr: matchday weather

A temperature of 20C-69F is expected at kickoff in the Saudi capital with no rain forecast.

Ideal conditions for players and spectators alike.

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Al Shabab XI confirmed

A strong Al Shabab XI named ahead of the cup clash with Saiss, Carlos Junior and Carrasco all starting.

Ever Benega starts on the bench for the the White Lions.

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Stage is set for quarter final clash

The newly redeveloped Al Shabab Club Stadium is looking good as the clock ticks towards kick off.

Expect plenty of blue and yellow clad away fans to be in attendance tonight at the compact 15,000 capacity ground.

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Al Nassr XI confirmed

Both Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo start for Al Nassr with Laporte at the heart of the defence for the visitors.

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Cup King's Al Ahli Saudi out

The most decorated team in the King's Cup, Al Ahli were eliminated in the round of 16 with Al Hilal and Al Nassr both anxious to add to their trophy totals of ten and six respectively.

Al Ittihad have bagged the title on nine times. Al Khaleej have never won the cup with Al Faisaly (now in the second tier of Saudi football) securing the cup back in 2021. 

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Dressing room's are ready

Both teams will sport their traditional colours today. 

Al Shabab in their classic black and white with the visitors in yellow shirts and blue shorts.

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Saudi King's Cup 1/4 final games

We already know two of the four semi finalists after Al Hilal earlier beat Al Taawoun by 3-0. 

Al Khaleej are also through to the final four with a 1-2 win away to Abha.

Al Faisaly face Al Ittihad later this month and the other space in the semifinal will be decided by tonight's Shabab-Nassr contest.

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After a lethargic start to the 2023-24 Saudi Pro League campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr have turned things around and currently occupy second place in the table trailing leaders Al Hilal by seven points.

Thoughts momentarily for the Riyadh club turn to the domestic cup as they prepare for Monday’s King’s Cup quarter-final clash as they make the short journey within the Saudi capital of Riyadh to face Al Shabab.

The team coached by Igor Biscan lie in eleventh place in the Saudi Pro table and will need to be at their best to secure a place in the last four having being beaten comprehensively (4-0) by Al Nassr in the league meeting last September.

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The Lion's Den is ready !

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The game will be staged at the 15,000 capacity Al-Shabab Club Stadium which has just been reopened after a series of building developments took place at the ground in removing the running track and adding 5,000 additionals seats.

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The action in Riyadh gets underway at 9pm local time, 7pm CET, 1pm ET, 10m PT. 

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the quarter-final 23-24 Saudi King Cup as Al Shabab face Al Nassr.

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