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Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during a Saudi Pro League match in Riyadh. Image Credit: AFP

Riyadh: Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of winning the Saudi league title with Al Nassr were given a shot in the arm on Wednesday when leaders Ittihad lost 2-1 to Al Taawoun.

Ittihad are still in the driving seat on 59 points, three ahead of Al Nassr, with five games left to play. Ittihad also have the upper hand in the head-to-head record between the sides this season.

Al Nassr's motto

Fahd Al Rashidi scored once in each half to give Al Taawoun a 2-0 lead before Abderrazak Hamdallah replied in the 76th minute.

Ronaldo, who has scored 12 league goals since joining Al Nassr in January, posted a photo on Twitter with Al Nassr’s motto “ANA AALAMY” in Arabic in the early hours on Thursday.