JEDDAH. Al Hilal beat Al Ittihad 3-1 thanks to Michael who scored in the 42nd and 69th minute. It was Al Ittihad to score first with a goal from Romarinho. However, later Al Hilal found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with Michael (42′), Salem Al Dawsari (66′) and Michael (69′). Al Hilal took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah on Monday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Mohammed Al Hoaish with the assistance of Khalaf Al Shamari and Yasser Al Sultan. The 4th official was Sami Al Jires. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 27.9 degrees Celsius or 82.27 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 51%.
Al Hilal was in firm control of the ball 56% while Al Ittihad was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Al Hilal was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Hilal won the match.
Al Ittihad shot 5 times, 5 on target, 0 off target. On the opposite side, Al Hilal shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Al Ittihad received 2 yellow cards (Romarinho and Abdulaziz Al Bishi). On the opposite side, Al Hilal received 1 yellow card (Jang Hyun-Soo).
After playing this contest, Al Ittihad will stay with 61 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Al Hilal will have 55 points to stay in the 2nd place.
Abdulaziz Al Bishi
Salem Al Dawsari
Salem Al Dawsari
Muhannad Al Shanqeeti
Hamdan Al Shamrani
Awad Al Nashri
Musab Al Juwayr
Al Hilal will host Abha on the 29th of May with a 7-1 head to head stats in favor of Al Hilal (2 draws).
Al Ittihad: Formation and Lineups
Al Ittihad adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Cosmin Marius Contra chose to play with the following team: Marcelo Grohe, Ahmed Hegazy, Ziyad Al Sahafi, Hamdan Al Shamrani, André André, Bruno Henrique, Igor Coronado, Abdulaziz Al Bishi, Romarinho, A. Hamedallah and Abdulrahman Al Obud.
Al Ittihad could not rely on the presence of Rakan Najjar (injured).
Al Ittihad made 3 changes: Marcelo Grohe for Rakan Najjar (45′), Hamdan Al Shamrani for Muhannad Al Shanqeeti (78′) and André André for Haroune Camara (79′).
Al Hilal: Formation and Lineups
Also Al Hilal adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Ramón Ángel Díaz played with: Abdullah Al Muaiouf, Yasser Al Shahrani, Jang Hyun-Soo, Ali Al Bulayhi, Saud Abdulhamid, Salman Al Faraj, Salem Al Dawsari, Abdullah Otayf, O. Ighalo, M. Marega and Michael.
Al Hilal made only 1 change substituting Abdullah Otayf for Mohammed Jahfali (74′).
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