RIYADH. Al Shabab and Al Ittihad draw 1-1. C. Guanca scored the first goal (20′) for Al Shabab. A. Hegazy settled the score 1-1 (24′). Al Shabab couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)
The match was played at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium stadium in Riyadh on Monday and it started at 9:15 pm local time. The referee was Szymon Marciniak with the assistance of Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz. The 4th official was Faisal Alblwi. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.14 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 73%.
Al Shabab was in firm control of the ball 57% while Al Ittihad was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Al Shabab was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Al Shabab to win the match.
Al Shabab shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. Regarding the opposition, Al Ittihad shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.
Al Shabab received 1 yellow card (Iago Santos). Talking about the opposition, Al Ittihad received 2 yellow cards (Ahmed Hegazy and Muhannad Al Shanqiti).
After this match, Al Shabab will have 25 points like Al Hilal to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Al Ittihad will have 24 points to stay in the 4th place.
C. Guanca (Penalty)
Muhannad Al Shanqiti
Hamdan Al Shamrani
Zakaria Al Hawsawi
Abdulrahman Al Obud
Abdulaziz Al Bishi
Nawaf Al Abid
Fahad Al Muwallad
Al Ittihad will play away with Al Batin on the 14th of January with a 9-1 head to head statistic in favor of Al Ittihad (2 draws).
Al Shabab: Formation and Lineups
Al Shabab started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Vicente Moreno Peris chose to play with the following team: Seung-Gyu Kim, Iago Azevedo dos Santos, Fawaz Al Sagourq, Hassan Mohammed Al Tambakti, Moteb Al-Harbi, Éver Maximiliano David Banega, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Cristian David Guanca, Hattan Babhir, Husain Massoud Al Monassar and Carlos Alberto Carvalho da Silva Junior.
Al Shabab made 3 changes: Hattan Bahbri for Nawaf Al Abid (82′), É. Banega for Fahad Al Muwallad (82′) and C. Guanca for Ahmad Abdu (90′).
Al Ittihad: Formation and Lineups
Al Ittihad started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Regarding the opposition, Nuno Herlander Simões Espírito Santo played with: Marcelo Grohe, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Mohammed Sharahili, Muhannad Mustafa Shanqeeti, Zakaria Al Hawsawi, Bruno Henrique Corsini, Igor Coronado, Abdulaziz Ali Al Bishi, Romário Ricardo da Silva, Hélder Wander Sousa Azevedo Costa and Abderrazak Hamdallah.
Al Ittihad could not rely on the presence of Abdulrahman Al Obud (injured).
Al Ittihad made 3 changes: Zakaria Al Hawsawi for Hamdan Al Shamrani (46′), Abdulaziz Al Bishi for Abdulrahman Al Obud (53′) and Abderrazak Hamdallah for Haroune Camara (87′).