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Ronaldo marks 1,200th game with goal, assist

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 1,200th professional match with a goal and an assist as he helped his Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr to get a 4-1 win over Al Riyadh on Friday.

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Ronaldo taunted with Messi chants in derby loss

Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field to chants of "Messi, Messi, Messi!" from delighted Al Hilal fans who had just watched their Saudi Pro League team beat the Portugal superstar's Al Nassr 3-0 in the Riyadh derby on Friday.

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Al Hilal advance in ACL despite 2 missed pens

Four-times winners Al Hilal confirmed their place in the last 16 of this year's Asian Champions League on Tuesday after the Saudi Pro League side beat Uzbekistan's Navbahor 2-0 despite a pair of missed penalties from Salem Al-Dawsari.

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Miami denies agreement for Messi-Ronaldo match

Inter Miami has denied that it agreed to participate in the Riyadh Season Cup friendly tournament in February 2024 against Al Nassr, which could have seen Lionel Messi face off with great rival Cristiano Ronaldo one last time.

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Saudi chief says free-spending days are over

Saudi Pro League teams are to focus on signing of the "highest quality" after the summer spending spree, according to the league's director of football.

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Sources: Gallardo to coach Benzema, Al Ittihad

Marcelo Gallardo has accepted an 18-month contract to coach Karim Benzema, Fabinho and Ngolo Kanté at Al Ittihad, sources told ESPN in Argentina.

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Neymar set for long-term layoff - Brazil doctor

Neymar knows he faces a lengthy recovery for his serious knee injury, according to Brazil's national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.

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Al Ittihad sack Nuno six months after title win

Saudi champions Al-Ittihad have terminated the contract of Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo on Tuesday after a run of poor results.

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Liverpool legend Fowler sacked by Saudi club

Saudi Arabian second-tier club Al-Qadsiah have sacked manager Robbie Fowler on Friday, just four months after appointing the former Liverpool striker.

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