BURAYDAH. Al Taawon beats Al Batin 1-0 after L. Tawamba scored just 1 goal (10′). Al Batin lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium stadium in Buraydah on Thursday and it started at 7:20 pm local time. The referee was Istvan Kovacs who was helped by Vasile Marinescu and Mihai Ovidiu Artene. The 4th official was Abdullah Al Awedan. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 31.3 degrees Celsius or 88.25 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 10%.
Al Batin was in firm control of the ball 56% while Al Taawon was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Al Batin was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 5 were on target. Even so, Al Taawon succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Al Taawon shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Al Batin shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.
Al Taawon received 3 yellow cards (A. El Mahdioui, Sumayhan Al Nabit and Álvaro Medrán). On the opposite side, Al Batin received 2 yellow cards (Yousef Al-Shammari and Zakaria Al-Sudani).
After this match, Al Taawon will have 26 points like Al Batin to stay in the 14th place. On the opposite side, Al Batin will stay with 26 points like Al Taawon to stay in the 15th place.
A. El Mahdioui
Sumayhan Al Nabit
Hussain Al Eisa
Abdul Majeed Obaid
Fahad Al Rashidi
Hassan Al Amri
Mohammed Bassam Al Hurayji
Abdulmalik Al Oyayari
A. El Mahdioui
Al Batin will play away against Al Hazm on the 20th of May with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Al Batin (2 draws).
Al Taawon: Formation and Lineups
Al Taawon started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager John van den Brom chose to play with the following team: Cássio, Nawaf Al Subhi, C. Luyindama, Tareq Abdullah A Mohammed, Saad Yaslam, Álvaro Medrán, A. El Mahdioui, Sumayhan Al Nabit, L. Tawamba, Mostafa Fathi and Hassan Al Amri.
Al Taawon made 2 changes: Hassan Al Amri for Fahad Al Rashidi (84′) and A. El Mahdioui for Abdulmalik Al Oyayari (90′).
Al Batin: Formation and Lineups
Al Batin started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the other side, Alen Horvat played with: M. Campaña, Renato Chávez, Maurício Antônio, Mohammed Naji, Mohammed Al Qarni, Zakaria Al-Sudani, Hussain Al Eisa, M. Rayhi, Fábio Abreu, Rakan Shamlan and Yousef Al-Shammari.
Al Batin made 3 changes: Hussain Al Eisa for Abdulaziz Al-Aryani (75′), Mohammed Naji for Abdul Majeed Obaid (83′) and Rakan Shamlan for Mohammed Bassam Al Hurayji (88′).
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