Riyadh: Issa Al-Hakami
The confrontation between Saudi Al Hilal and Egyptian Zamalek on Friday evening at Lusail Stadium in Doha is the 50th in the history of confrontations between Saudi and Egyptian clubs.
The balance is tilted in favor of the Egyptian clubs by winning 20 matches, compared to 15 victories for the Saudi clubs, and the tie was settled 14 matches.
The upcoming match, which was named Super Lusail, will be held on the occasion of the opening of Lusail Stadium, which will host the opening and final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Al Hilal, coached by Argentine Diaz (63 years), won the Saudi League title in the last edition 2021-2022, and in return, Zamalek, under the leadership of Portuguese Josevaldo Ferreira (76 years), won the Egyptian League.
The two teams met before this meeting 5 times, beginning in 2004, and during the five confrontations, Zamalek won on three occasions against one victory for Al Hilal and a tie in one match.
The last meeting between the two teams was in October 2018 in the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup at the Marsool Park Stadium in Riyadh, which ended with a 2-1 victory for Zamalek, which makes Super Lusail a revenge station for the Al Hilal team.
Before the start whistle, Ramon Diaz confirmed that Al Hilal’s main goal is to win the match, which he described as strong. For his part, the Zamalek coach said: I love finals and we look forward in Zamalek to win against a strong team.
The introductory conference of the match witnessed the participation of the two stars, Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Al-Hilal goalkeeper, and Shikabala, the Zamalek star, and they expressed the ambitions of their colleagues and their determination to achieve victory.
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