Al Hilal 2-0 Al Ittifaq: A surprise win against Al Ittifaq

DAMMAM. Al Hilal had a surprising win over Al Ittifaq with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Al (30') and a penalty scored by O. Ighalo (51').


DAMMAM. Al Hilal had a surprising win over Al Ittifaq with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Al (30′) and a penalty scored by O. Ighalo (51′).

The match was played at the Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium stadium in Dammam on Wednesday and it started at 6:55 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Andrés Rapallini who had the assistance of Juan Pablo Belatti and Diego Yamil Bonfá. The 4th official was Mohammed Al Esmaiel. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 30.1 degrees Celsius or 86.11 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 30%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Al Ittifaq was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Al Hilal that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Al Hilal was more aggressive with 24 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Hilal won the match.​

Al Ittifaq shot 8 times, 0 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Al Hilal shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


Al Ittifaq received 1 yellow card (Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Al Hilal.

After this match, Al Ittifaq will stay with 27 points to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, Al Hilal will have 52 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 30'

    Ali Al Bulayhi

  • 46'

    Ahmed Al Ghamdi

    Faisal Al-Ghamdi

  • 46'

    Y. Niakaté

    R. Quaison

  • 51'

    O. Ighalo (Penalty)

  • 54'

    Majed Al Najrani

    Hamed Al Ghamdi

  • 56'

    Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi

  • 56'

    Mohammed Jahfali

    Ali Al Bulayhi

  • 57'

    Abdullah Otayf


  • 57'

    Salem Al Dawsari

    Abdullah Al Hamdan

  • 73'

    Abdulrahman Al Obaid

    Nasser Al Dawsari

  • 81'

    Abdullah Radif

    M. Marega

Next match

In the upcoming Pro League match, Al Ittifaq will host Al Hazm on the 15th of May with a 9-4 head to head record in favor of Al Ittifaq (4 draws).

Al Hilal will play away against Al Ittihad on the 15th of May with a 16-6 head to head stats in favor of Al Hilal (11 draws).

Al Ittifaq: Formation and Lineups

Al Ittifaq started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Patrice Carteron chose to play with the following team: R. M’Bolhi, Saeed Al Mowallad, A. Abdellaoui, Abdullah Khateeb, F. Kiss, N. Sliti, Ali Abdullah Hazzazi, Hamed Al Ghamdi, Faisal Al-Ghamdi, R. Quaison and Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi.


Al Ittifaq made 3 changes: Faisal Al-Ghamdi for Ahmed Al Ghamdi (46′), R. Quaison for Y. Niakaté (46′) and Hamed Al Ghamdi for Majed Al Najrani (54′).

Al Hilal: Formation and Lineups

Al Hilal started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Ramón Ángel Díaz played with: Abdullah Al Muaiouf, Jang Hyun-Soo, Ali Al Bulayhi, Saud Abdulhamid, Salman Al Faraj, Nasser Al Dawsari, O. Ighalo, M. Marega, Michael, Abdullah Al Hamdan and Musab Al Juwayr.

Al Hilal could not rely on the presence of Mohammed Jahfali (injured).


Al Hilal made 5 changes: Ali Al Bulayhi for Mohammed Jahfali (56′), Michael for Abdullah Otayf (57′), Abdullah Al Hamdan for Salem Al Dawsari (57′), Nasser Al Dawsari for Abdulrahman Al Obaid (73′) and M. Marega for Abdullah Radif (81′).

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