Al-Fateh wins 5-1 against Al-Ahli, marking first loss in Saudi Pro League
In a surprising turn of events, Al-Fateh achieved a remarkable 5-1 victory over Al-Ahli, dealing the latter their first defeat of the current season in the fifth round of the Saudi Pro League.
With a total of 12 points, Al-Ahli has solidified their position in fourth place in the league standings. Meanwhile, Al-Fateh has made a significant climb, reaching a total of eight points and securing the seventh spot.
In a thrilling match, Al-Ahli wasted no time in asserting their dominance as Spanish striker Gabriel Veiga found the back of the net just six minutes into the game, giving his team an early lead. In a thrilling turn of events, Firas Al-Brikan managed to equalize the score for Al-Fateh, stunning the crowd in the 21st minute.
In a thrilling turn of events during the 58th minute, Lucas Zelarayán showcased his exceptional skills by expertly finding the back of the net, securing the second goal for the formidable Al-Fateh team. In a stunning display of skill and precision, Mourad Batna, the star forward, solidified his team's victory with two remarkable goals. The first came in the 89th minute, as Batna expertly converted a penalty kick, leaving the opposing goalkeeper with no chance of making a save. However, Batna wasn't finished yet. In a heart-stopping moment during the third minute of stoppage time in the second half, he unleashed another powerful strike, sealing his team's triumph in a truly dramatic fashion.
In a thrilling match that extended into the 104th minute, Sofiane Bendebka emerged as the hero for Al-Fateh, securing their victory with a decisive fifth goal from the penalty spot.
In a stunning turn of events, Al-Shabab faced yet another setback as they experienced their second consecutive defeat. This time, they were outplayed by Al-Khaleej, who emerged victorious with an impressive scoreline of 3-1.
In the latest standings, Al-Shabab's point total remains stagnant at two, leaving them in the second-to-last position. Meanwhile, Al-Khaleej managed to boost their points to five, solidifying their hold on the twelfth spot.
Al-Shabab managed to secure an early lead courtesy of a goal from Iago Santos in the 20th minute. However, Al-Khaleej swiftly responded, as Mansour Hamzi found the back of the net in the 39th minute, leveling the score.
In a thrilling turn of events, it was in the 68th minute that Fabio Martins, with his exceptional skills, managed to secure the second goal for Al-Khaleej. This goal not only injected a renewed sense of energy into the team but also left the spectators in awe. However, the excitement didn't stop there. In the 81st minute, Mohamed Sharif, displaying his remarkable talent, delivered a goal that ultimately sealed the victory for Al-Khaleej. The crowd erupted in celebration as the final whistle blew, marking a triumphant moment for the team.
In a thrilling fifth-round encounter, Al-Ittifaq showcased their resilience and determination as they bounced back to their winning ways, securing a resounding 3-1 triumph over Damac.
Following a disappointing defeat against Al-Hilal, Al-Ittifaq managed to bounce back with a resounding victory that propelled them to the fifth spot in the standings, accumulating a total of ten points. In the latest standings, Damac Football Club maintains its position at three points, currently holding the sixteenth spot.
In a thrilling encounter, Damac initially seized the advantage with a well-executed penalty by George Nkoudou in the early stages of the match. However, Al-Ittifaq swiftly turned the tide as Moussa Dembélé showcased his prowess by netting two impressive goals in quick succession, propelling his team ahead. In the 68th minute, Hamdan Al-Shamrani made a significant contribution to Al-Ittifaq's performance by scoring their third goal.
In a thrilling encounter, Al-Taawoun emerged triumphant with a commanding 4-1 win against Al-Wehda. In an impressive display of skill and precision, Al-Taawoun seized control of the match with two well-executed goals. The first came in the 10th minute courtesy of Flavio da Silva, who showcased his scoring prowess with a clinical finish. Not content with their early advantage, Al-Taawoun continued to press forward and were duly rewarded in the 28th minute when Sattam Al-Rouqi found the back of the net, further solidifying their dominance in the game.
In the 62nd minute, it was Walid Al-Ahmad who found the back of the net, securing the third goal for Al-Taawoun. Not long after, in the 85th minute, Andrei Girotto joined the scoring frenzy, delivering the fourth goal for his team. In a thrilling conclusion to the match, it was Faisal Fajr who emerged as the hero for Al-Wahda, as he confidently converted a penalty in the dying moments.