RIYADH. Al Hilal was in the end too strong for Al Wahda with the goal of M. Marega (58′), O. Ighalo (79′) and L. Vietto (89′). Al Hilal was vastly superior ball possession (67%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium stadium in Riyadh on Friday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias who had the assistance of Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares and Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares. The 4th official was Abdullah Zarban. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 32.1 degrees Celsius or 89.74 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 18%.
Al Hilal was in firm control of the ball 67% while Al Wahda was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Al Hilal was more aggressive with 93 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Hilal won the match.
Al Hilal shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Al Wahda shot 14 times, 1 on target, 13 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Al Hilal. On the other side, Al Wahda received 2 yellow cards (F. Fajr and Noor Al Rashidi).
After this match, Al Hilal will have 9 points like Al Nassr and Al Tai to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, Al Wahda will stay with 3 points like Al Fateh and Abha to move up in the 12th place.
Noor Al Rashidi
Hazzaa Ahmed Al Ghamdi
Mohammed Al Burayk
Yasser Al Shahrani
Al Wahda will host Al Ittifaq on the 1st of October with a 11-9 head to head statistic in favor of Al Ittifaq (2 draws).
Al Hilal: Formation and Lineups
Al Hilal started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
The manager Ramón Ángel Díaz chose to play with the following team: Abdullah Al Muaiouf, Mohammed Jahfali, Yasser Al Shahrani, Mohammed Al Burayk, Ali Al Bulayhi, G. Cuéllar, A. Carrillo, Salman Al Faraj, Salem Al Dawsari, O. Ighalo and M. Marega.
Al Hilal made 4 changes: A. Carrillo for Matheus Pereira (65′), Mohammed Al Burayk for Saud Abdulhamid (66′), M. Marega for Michael (72′) and O. Ighalo for L. Vietto (87′).
Al Wahda: Formation and Lineups
Al Wahda started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Al Wahda made 2 changes: K. Yoda for Hazzaa Ahmed Al Ghamdi (59′) and Abdulaziz Noor for Islam Hawsawi (72′).
Results of the day
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