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Monday, July 26, 2021

Saudi League: Al-Ahly leads temporarily after defeating Al-Wehda

Al-Ahly temporarily topped the league standings of the “Mohammed bin Salman Football Cup”, after its broad victory over its host Al-Wehda 4-2 Friday, at the “King Abdulaziz Sports City” stadium in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, within the 17th stage of the local tournament.

And from a coordinated attack, Al-Ahly managed to snatch the primacy when Hussein Al-Maqhawi received a ball inside the penalty area, with a strong focus to the left of Al-Wahda goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Oweisheer (D 7).

After 5 minutes, Al-Ahly added its second goal, when Brazilian Lucas Lima crossed it, Salman Al-Moasher, and played it strong to the left of Al-Oweisher (D13).

Al-Wehda succeeded in reducing the difference, Isis Al-Issa (D 17), and played strong to the left of Al-Ahly’s goalkeeper Muhammad Al Owais (D 17).

And from a quick attack, I realized the graph of the unit when Youssef Niakati developed behind a long ball, and overtook the defender, before a powerful shot against Al Owais (D24).

In the first stoppage time, Al-Ahly added the third goal, as Alexandre Mitritsa with a small ball on the pitch, and a strong shot to the left of Al-Oweisheer (D 90 + 1), before Omar Al-Somah added the fourth goal to break the offside trap (D 90 + 4).

With this victory, Al-Ahly raised its score to 33 points at the top of the Saudi League, while Al-Wehda remained in ninth place with 21 points.

In another match, Giulio Tavares from Cape Verde led Al-Faisali to a 2-0 victory over his sub-hosts, scoring them in minutes 6 and 23.

Al-Faisali, who regained the tone of victories after 8 games, raised his score to 20 points, and advanced to 11th place, while Al-Batin maintained his previous balance by 17 points and fell to 14th.

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