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SPL: Mitrovic’s 14th Goal Gives Al Hilal 14th Win, Ronaldo Scores Again As Al Nassr Return To Winning Ways

Written By Jacobs Dunga

The top two sides made sure of victory on match day sixteen as the chase for the title continues.

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Aleksander Mitrovic does not look like stopping yet as he netted his fourteenth goal of the campaign.


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The Serbian followed up Salem Al Dawsari’s volley in the 20th minute with a well taken penalty on the half hour mark to give the Blues a comfortable lead before Tariq Abdu halved the deficit before halftime.

Al Hilal are now unbeaten in sixteen games this term with fourteen wins and two draws enough to sit comfortably top with a seven point advantage over closest rivals Al Nassr.

The second half saw no goals as both side tried effortlessly to get the ball into the back of the net.

The away side ended up running away with maximum points and maintain their lead at the top.

Al Tai remain twelfth on seventeen points after suffering their first defeat in three games following back to back wins.

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Al Nassr knew they had to win if they wanted to keep chase of runaway leaders Al Ahli.

Luis Castro’s men who felt usurped by their rivals in the Saudi Clasico last week had to win to revive their hopes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 33rd minute off a delightful pass from Sadio Mane.

The Portuguese superstar then went on to turn provider for his compatriot Otavio who headed into a free net after Ronaldo’s chipped pas found him alone in the area.

Anderson Talisca made it three in the 67th minute after receiving a pass from Sadio Mane before slotting past the goalkeeper.

Andre Gray did score for Al Riyadh one minute later but the Brazilian made sure of the three goals advantage with a free header in the box thanks to Sultan Alganham’s inch perfect cross in the fourth minute of added time.

The Knights now have twelve wins this season and has already suffered defeat three times.

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