In one of the strongest matches in the Roshan Saudi Professional League, Al-Ittihad defeated its guest, Al-Shabab, with two goals to one, in the meeting that brought them together in the Radiant Jewel in the 24th round of the Professional League.
The meeting witnessed a strong start from the two teams, and there were several chances for the owners of the land and the fans, especially Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah, who dodged the youth goalkeeper Kim Seong and hit the ball in the goal, but defender Hassan Timbukti came to it and pushed it away, and in the 18th minute, the referee of the match, Srdjan Jovanovic, awarded a penalty kick for the federation, which Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah advanced to and put it in The goal was Al-Ittihad’s first goal, and the post stopped for Christian Guanca’s shot, and the assistant referee flag denied the youth team the equalizing goal scored by Iago Santos, due to his being in an offside state.
In the second half, Al-Ittihad’s performance declined, and Al-Shabab dominated the course of the half, and managed to get a penalty kick after the ball hit Ahmed Sharahili’s hand, and Christian Guanca advanced to it, scoring the equalizing goal for Al-Shabab (D: 67), and the referee returned to award another penalty kick for Al-Shabab. This time, Aaron Bubenza and deceptively hit goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe, who was alert to it and grabbed the ball to deny Al-Shabab the goal of progress, and in stoppage time, the referee gave Al-Ittihad player Zakaria Hawsawi a red card (D: 90 + 5), so Al-Ittihad completed the remainder of the match minus a player. , and from an organized attack, Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah got a penalty kick to advance to it himself and put it in the goal as a second and fatal goal for Al-Ittihad (D: 90 + 16), so the match ended with Al-Ittihad winning 2-1.
With this result, Al-Ittihad achieved its eighteenth victory and reached the 59th point alone at the top of the league, with a difference of six points from its runner-up Al-Nasr, while Al-Shabab received the fourth loss and its balance frozen at 50 points and in third place.