Al Nasr and Al Hilal surpass Abha and Al Hazm in the 22nd round of the championship
Veteran Moroccan striker Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah scored a historic hat-trick to lead his team Al-Ittihad to an exciting victory over its arch-rival Al-Ahly 4/3 in the mass derby that brought them together yesterday at Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in Jeddah, in the 22nd round of the Saudi Professional League.
Hamdallah celebrates his second goal against Al-Ahly (Photo: Ali Khamj)
Despite the technical differences between Al-Ittihad and its traditional rival, the excitement remained present until the seconds of the last match, during which Al-Ittihad succeeded in extracting its points.
Al-Ahly returned to the match after despair prevailed in the hearts of his supporters and fans who left the stadium early after Al-Ittihad advanced by three in the first half. However, the goal scored by the Brazilian Eduardo before the end of the first half contributed to a technical awakening for Al-Ahly during the second half, in which the team returned with two goals with which the equalizer came. Before Al-Ittihad obtained a penalty in the last minute of the original time, it was scored by Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah.
Hamdallah opened the goals of the meeting after scoring two goals early in the match (at the seventh and 21st minutes), before the Brazilian Romarinho strengthened his team’s lead with a third goal with the 43rd minute, but his compatriot Carlos Eduardo managed to reduce the difference before the end of the first half.
Abu Bakr scored the two goals of victory against Abha yesterday (Photo: Abdulaziz Al-Noman)
Abdul Basit Hindi managed to reduce the difference with the start of the second half of the match, before Muhammad Al-Mujahid was able to adjust the result through a missile shot that deflected the Brazilian Grohe.
In the capital, Riyadh, Cameroonian Abu Bakr Vincent led Al Nasr team to a valuable victory against Abha 1-2, after scoring the winning goal at a time when the match was heading to a positive tie with a goal for the same, before he scored the winning goal in the last minute of the confrontation.
Al-Nasr opened the scoring through Abu Bakr in the first half of the match, before making the amendment in favor of Abha team in the 69th minute through Matic Oroch, while Michel T. Freddy missed a penalty kick for Abha team in the 83rd minute.
With this victory, Al-Nasr raised its score to 44 points, continuing its pursuit of the leading Al-Ittihad team, while Abha’s balance froze at 28 points.
And at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Al Hilal continued its victorious journey after winning a valuable victory against its guest Al Hazm with two goals without a response, so that Al Hilal could continue its point progress and approach towards the front teams to maintain its hopes of competing for the Saudi League title for the third time in a row, where it raised its score To the 37th point, against the Al-Hazm team stuck at 14 points in the last place.
Peruvian Andre Carrillo opened the match with the two goals in the 56th minute, after receiving a lob from the Brazilian Pereira, who returned in the 89th minute and gave Malian striker Moussa Marega a pass inside the penalty area, which he scored a second goal in the Al-Hazm net.
In the city of Abha, the Argentine defender Sergio Vitor of Damak team led his team to a valuable victory against its Al-Raed guest, after he scored the winning goal in the last minute of the match, while the confrontation was heading to a 2-2 draw.
Damak’s team opened the scoring with the 27th minute through Mansour Hamzi, before Al-Raed scored the equalizer with the 35th minute through his player Eder Lopez, but Algerian Hilal Soudani gave his team Damak the lead with a second goal a few minutes before the end of the first half, before Karim El-Barkawi returned his team Leading the match by scoring the equalizer with the start of the second half of the match.
On the other hand, the curtain comes down this evening (Sunday) on the 22nd round of matches with four confrontations, as the youth are facing a difficult test outside their home in front of Al-Fayhaa in the city of Majmaah, in a confrontation with which they seek to restore the tone of their victories after their recent loss against Al-Hilal by five.
Al-Shabab enters its match with the ecstasy of its victory in the King’s Cup and its qualification to the semi-finals of the tournament after its victory over Al-Ahly in the middle of last week, as Al-Laith looks to maintain its chances of competing for the league title in light of its presence in third place in the standings.
While the Al-Fayhaa team is trying to restore the tone of its victories after its draw in the last two rounds against Al-Ahly and Al-Faisaly, and Al-Fayhaa is living an ideal period by being present in an advanced position, but the team is looking to achieve the center points in order to ensure its survival at an early stage.
In the city of Hafr Al-Batin, the conflict between Al-Faisaly and the owner of the land, Al-Batin team, is raging in search of the three points of the match in order to escape the specter of relegation, which is now threatening the duo seriously through their presence in the centers of danger.
Farha Hilali after the first goal against Al Hazm (Photo: Ali Al Dhaheri)
And in the city of Hail, Al-Ta’i team collides with its guest Al-Taawon in a confrontation in which the owner of the land seeks to continue his victories after his victory in the last round against Al-Ittifaq, while Al-Ta’awon seeks to restore the tone of his victories that stopped the last round after his tie with the leaders Al-Ittihad.
The rivalry between the Al-Fateh team and its guest Al-Ettifaq is fierce, in light of the presence of the two teams in lagging positions in the standings list, but Al-Fateh is living with the ecstasy of its wide victory by four against Al-Faisaly, while Al-Ittifaq lost its match in the last round against Al-Tai with a single goal without a response.
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