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.