Al-Hilal, the defending champion, inflicted the first loss on its guest, Al-Ittihad, after 13 matches, by defeating it 2-1 on Tuesday at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh in the postponed Clasico of the twelfth stage of the Saudi Football League.
The goals of Al Hilal were scored by Salem Al-Dosari (16 through a penalty kick) and the Nigerian Odion Ighalo (68), while Haroun Kamara scored for the loser (59).
It is the first loss for Al-Ittihad after 13 consecutive games, during which it lost only two points and the third this season, compared to 17 wins and 3 draws, to freeze its lead at 54 points from 23 games, while Al Hilal raised its score to 43 points in fourth place, with two matches postponed.
The first half started quickly and Al-Ittihad created an opportunity, but Aaron Kamara’s ball was caught by Abdullah Al-Mayouf in two passes (2), and Al-Hilal received a penalty kick by Salem Al-Dosari on the ground to the right of Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe (16).
Al-Ittihad almost equalized the result, but Abdulaziz Al-Bishi’s header passed along the post (19), and Grohe saved his goal from a verified goal when he blocked Salem’s solitary ball and turned it into a corner (21), while Al Hilal had an opportunity to consolidate its progress with a second goal had it not been for Grohe’s vigilance, who saved the Nigerian Ighalo ball (32). ).
Al-Ittihad missed a goal when the Brazilian Romarinho Da Silva received a ball inside the penalty area and hit it strong next to the post (44), and Aaron Camara faced the goal and hit the crossbar (45 + 2).
In the second half, Romarinho was alone in the goal, bypassing the goalkeeper and playing the ball next to the post (55), and from a coordinated attack, Al-Ittihad tied the tie when Harun Kamara followed his cross into the goal to the right of Abdullah Al-Mayouf (59), but Al-Hilal’s response was only nine minutes late when he received Ighalo A ball on the edge of the penalty area turned around and blocked it with a strong ground to the right of Grohe (68).
Al-Ittihad missed a tie in the most prominent opportunity for Aaron Kamara, who failed to take advantage of the cross ball to lose its danger (70).
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