Riyadh’s Top Football Clubs Maintain Strong Positions in Saudi Pro League
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia –
After the completion of the fourth round of the Saudi Pro League, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal, and Al Hilal continue to dominate the top two spots in the standings. Al Hilal showcased their superiority by defeating Al Itifaq with an impressive scoreline of 2-0 on Monday night.
In the 24th minute, the Brazilian sensation Malcolm Philip opened the scoring for Al Hilal, leaving the opponents stunned. This was followed by an exceptional long-range strike from Saudi player Salim Aldawsari in the 41st minute, securing a comfortable two-goal lead for Al Hilal going into the halftime break. Despite a spirited performance from Itifaq in the second half, they failed to find the back of the net.
Excitement was in the air for the debut of Al Hilal’s recent acquisition, the renowned Brazilian star Neymar. However, due to his ongoing fitness recovery, Neymar’s appearance for Al Hilal has been postponed to the next game as confirmed by the club authorities.
Currently, Al Hilal holds the second position in the pro league standings with an impressive tally of 10 points, including three victories and one draw. Sitting at the top of the table with a flawless record of four wins in four games, Al Ittihad has firmly established their dominance.
In another remarkable fixture, Al Ittihad secured a convincing 3-0 victory against hosts Al Wahda at the prestigious King Abdulaziz Stadium in Makkah on Monday. Despite a commendable defensive display from Al Wahda during the first half, they struggled to contain the attacking prowess of the Etihad front, led by experienced French striker Karim Benzema.
The deadlock was finally broken by Brazilian striker Romarinho Ricardo Silva in the 63rd minute, slotting the ball into the net. Portuguese player Jota then doubled their lead in the 67th minute, followed by a goal from Brazilian talent Igor Coronado in the 73rd minute, sealing Al Wahda’s disappointing fate.
In other match results, Abha FC emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Al Fayha, while Al Raid triumphed over Al Riyadh with a resounding 3-0 scoreline. Today, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nasr, currently positioned 11th in the points table, is set to face Al Shabaab at the esteemed King Saud Stadium in Riyadh.
Riyadh: Al Ittihad, Al Hilal and Al Hilal remain in the first and second positions after the fourth round of the Saudi Pro League. Al Hilal defeated Al Itifaq by two one-sided goals on Monday night.
In the 24th minute, Brazilian player Malcolm Philip took the first lead for Alhilal. In the 41st minute, Saudi player Salim Aldawsari’s magnificent long keeper hit the net for Itifaq to give Alhilal a two-goal lead before the end of the first half. Itifaq, who played alertly in the second half, could not find any goal.
At the same time, the debut of the Brazilian star Neymar, who arrived at Al Hilal, is postponed. The explanation of the club authorities is that Neymar, after regaining fitness, will play for Al Hilal in the next game.
Al Hilal are second in the pro league with 10 points from four games, including three wins and one draw. Al Ittihad are at the top of the table having won four out of four played.
Al Ittihad beat hosts Al Wahda by three goals in a one-sided match at the King Abdulaziz Stadium in Makkah on Monday. Al Wahda defended brilliantly in the first half as the Etihad front was led by senior French striker Karim Benzema.
After a scoreless first half, Brazilian striker Romarinho Ricardo Silva scored the first goal in the 63rd minute. Jota from Portugal scored the second goal in the 67th minute. In the 73rd minute, Brazilian player Igor Coronado also found the target, and Al Wahda’s collapse was complete.
In another match, Abha FC defeated Al Fayha by two goals to one. Al Raid also beat Al Riyadh by three goals. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nasr, who are 11th in the points table, will face Al Shabaab today. The match will be played at the King Saud Stadium in Riyadh.
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