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Al Hilal vs Al Nassr Player Ratings as Ronaldo shown straight red, while Al-Dawsari and Malcom score in win for hosts

Al Hilal vs Al Nassr Match Summary

Al Hilal vs Al Nassr ended in a comfortable 2-1 win for the hosts in the Saudi Super Cup semi-final at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on April 8.

Both teams made decent starts to the game and looked to take the initiative to score early in the game. Al Hilal dominated possession as they had 63% of the ball in the first period. Their midfielders and forwards looked sharp from the get-go and were ready to take the game to Al Nassr, who defended in their own half. Both teams attempted five shots and hit the target twice each in the first half. However, neither side managed to score as the teams were goalless at the break.

The second half saw Al Hilal up the ante as they pushed forward in search of the go-ahead goal. They only had a marginally higher possession stat than Al Nassr but were far more clinical than the visitors. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic provided an assist for skipper Salem Al-Dawsari to put the hosts ahead after 61 minutes with a nice finish. Michael then assisted Malcom for the team’s second goal just 11 minutes later.

There was late drama in the game as Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for violent conduct in the 86th minute. He had a come-together with an opponent and appeared to have elbowed him in the chest and face, leading to a straight red from the referee. Ronaldo was also seen mocking the referee as he walked off. Sadio Mane did score a late consolation goal but it was nothing more as Al Hilal secured a comfortable win.

That said, let’s take a look at the Al Hilal vs Al Nassr player ratings.

Al Hilal vs Al Nassr Player Ratings

Al Hilal

Bono – 6.5/10

Saud Abdulhamid – 6.5/10

Kalidou Koulibaly – 7/10

Koulibaly had a decent game in defence as he won three duels, making three clearances, two tackles and one interception. He also played one key pass and four long balls.

Ali Albulayhi – 6.5/10

Yasir Al-Shahrani – 6.5/10

Ruben Neves – 7/10

Neves passed the ball with 88% accuracy, including three long balls. He also won one duel and attempted one shot that was off-target.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – 8/10

The Serb had a great game and even provided an assist for Al Hilal’s first goal. He passed the ball with 88% accuracy, including three long balls. He also won six duels and made four interceptions.

Michael – 7.5/10

Michael passed the ball with 71% accuracy, including an assist for his team’s second goal. He also won two duels and attempted three shots, of which one was on target.

Salem Al-Dawsari – 8/10

The skipper had a great game as he scored the go-ahead goal during Al Hilal vs Al Nassr. He passed the ball with 83% accuracy, including two long balls. He also won five duels and made three interceptions.

Malcom – 8.5/10

Al Hilal’s best player on the night, the Brazilian scored his team’s second goal. He also played an impressive five key and won four duels.

Al Hilal vs Al Nassr
Malcom after scoring his team’s second goal. (Getty Images)

Abdullah Al-Hamdan – 6.5/10

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Renan Lodi – 6.5/10

Mohamed Kanno – 6.5/10

Hassan Al Tambakti – 6/10

Saleh Al-Shehri – N/A

He played very few minutes at the end and did not warrant a rating.

Al Nassr

David Ospina – 8/10

The Columbian custodian did well for Al Nassr and kept them in the game with six important saves, of which five were off shots taken inside the box. He also played eight long balls.

Ali Lajami – 6.5/10

Mohammed Al-Fatil – 6/10

Aymeric Laporte – 7/10

The Spaniard was solid in defence as he won six duels, making six clearances, one interception and one tackle. He also played six long balls.

Sultan Al-Ghannam – 7/10

The wing-back had a decent game as he won seven duels, making three tackles and two interceptions. He also passed the ball with 78% accuracy.

Abdullah Alkhaibari – 6.5/10

Marcelo Brozovic – 7.5/10

Brozovic was exceptional with the ball at his feet as he passed it with 87% accuracy, including eight long balls, four key passes and two crosses. He also made two blocks and one interception.

Alex Telles – 6.5/10

Otavio – 7.5/10

Otavio was highly active in central areas of the pitch as he passed the ball with a remarkable 95% accuracy, including three key passes. He also won 14 duels and made four tackles.

Sadio Mane – 7.5/10

Mane grabbed a late consolation goal for his team with barely seconds left on the clock. He also won 10 duels throughout the game.

Sadio Mane
Mane after scoring a consolation goal. (Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo – 6.5/10

He was unable to make an impact and was sent off for a straight red late in the game.


Abdulrahman Ghareeb – 7/10

He came on late in the second half and provided an assist for Al Nassr’s consolation goal.

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