Al-Nassr's Roshn Saudi League season began poorly with a 2-0 loss to Al-Taawoun in Riyadh.
The team, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, suffered two consecutive defeats at the start of the campaign.
Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad are potential rivals now ahead by a potential six points.
The initial loss against Al-Ettifaq and the defeat to Al-Taawoun dampened hopes.
Ronaldo's return, along with new talents like Brozovic, Fofana, and Mane, offered optimism.
Leandre Tawamba's header gave Al-Taawoun the lead, exposing Al-Nassr's defensive weaknesses.
Al-Nassr had opportunities, but Fofana's overturned penalty and missed chances added frustration.
Al-Taawoun extended their lead during added time, sealing Al-Nassr's defeat.
Al-Nassr's response to adversity will determine their journey in the Roshn Saudi League.
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