Al Nassr will be looking to stretch their advantage in the Saudi Pro League title race this week as they head to rivals Al Ittihad.
Al Ittihad are currently trailing Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. by two points, in second place, and a win for Al Nassr could prove decisive in the title run-in.
Ronaldo’s side were forced to ride their luck against rock bottom Al Batin last time out, with three added time goals eventually turning the game on its head to win 3-1 in Riyadh, as Al Ittihad won 3-0 away at Al Khaleej.
Here’s all the information for Al Ittihad vs. Al Nassr including kickoff times, TV/streaming details and projected starting lineups.
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Kickoff time for Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr in Saudi Pro League
This Saudi Pro League clash between Al Ittihad and Al Nassr kicks off at 8:30 p.m. local time in the King Abdullah Sports City on Thursday, March 9.
|Australia||Fri, Mar. 10||04:30 AEDT|
|Canada||Thu, Mar. 9||12:30 ET|
|Hong Kong||Fri, Mar. 10||01:30 HKT|
|India||Thu, Mar. 9||23:00 IST|
|Malaysia||Fri, Mar. 10||01:30 HKT|
|New Zealand||Fri, Mar. 10||06:30 NZDT|
|Singapore||Fri, Mar. 10||01:30 HKT|
|UK||Thu, Mar. 9||17:30 GMT|
|USA||Thu, Mar. 9||12:30 ET|
Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr live stream, TV channel
SSC (Saudi Sports Company) has been live streaming Al Nassr matches in English via its Twitter channel.
Local broadcasters in selected countries also have the rights to televise or stream the Saudi Pro League, and fans in other countries can subscribe to streaming platform Shahid for complete coverage of the Roshn Saudi Pro League.
According to LiveSoccerTV, selected European countries will have local broadcasters (including DAZN) carrying the match, while DirecTV Sports will bring it to Spanish-speaking South American countries.
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|Hong Kong||—||Shahid, myTV Super|
|India||Sony TEN 2||Shahid, JioTV, SONY LIV|
|Malaysia||Astro Supersport 5||Shahid, Astro Go, sooka|
Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr confirmed lineups
Former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has made a strong start since his arrival in Saudi Arabia with the home side boasting some Premier League experience in their ranks.
Former West Brom star, and club captain Ahmed Hegazy is a key player in defence, with Brazilian star Bruno Henrique a key player in midfield.
Al Ittihad lineup (4-2-3-1): Grohe (GK) — Alolayan, Sharahili, Hegazy, Bamsaud— Hamed, Henrique — Romarinho, Coronado, Al-Bishi — Hamdallah
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Nawaf Alaqidi continues in goal for Al Nassr, with Colombian international David Ospina not back to full fitness, following an elbow injury.
Nicolas Martinez is out injured for the season, and Rudi Garcia has opted to rotate his starting team, with veteran defender Alvaro Gonzalez coming in, and Mohammed Maran partnering Ronaldo in attack.
Al Nassr lineup (3-5-2): Alaqidi (GK) — Al-Amri, Madu, Gonzalez — Al-Ghanam, Gustavo, Al-Sulaiheem, Ghareeb, Konan — Ronaldo, Maran