4 fiery matches in the Saudi League | Gulf newspaper
Riyadh: Issa Al-Hakami
On Saturday, all eyes will be on the conclusion of the 21st round of the Saudi League, where 4 fiery matches will be held, bringing together the quadruple leaders Al-Ittihad, Al-Nasr, Al-Shabab and Al-Hilal with Al-Fateh, Abha, Al-Raed and Al-Ettifaq.
At Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium in Al-Ahsa, the leaders Al-Ittihad will be a guest on Al-Fateh Al-Six at exactly five Emirates time.
Al-Ittihad entered the match after ascending to the top in the twentieth round at the expense of Al-Nasr with a free goal, so that its score became 47 points, and Al-Fateh returned with one point from the stadium of its host, Damak, to raise its score to 32 points, and in the last appearance, Al-Ittihad qualified for the semi-finals of the King’s Cup at the expense of the defending champion, Al-Fayhaa, with kicks. The penalty shootout, and Al-Fateh was eliminated by Al-Hilal after losing 1-4.
The first-leg match ended in favor of Al-Ittihad 3-1, which is the closest to achieving the three points in the match, compared to the strength of the elements and the collective performance under the leadership of Portuguese coach Nuno Santo, who will be in a special confrontation against the Greek Denis, after Al-Fateh under the latter’s leadership achieved positive results against the applicants by defeating Al-Shabab and Al-Hilal and a draw. With victory.
The match witnessed the absence of the Egyptian Tariq Hamed, the axis of Al-Ittihad, who was suspended for one match, after unsportsmanlike behavior on his part towards Al-Fayhaa goalkeeper Vladimir in the last match.
And at nine thirty minutes, three matches will be held at the same time, at the Marsool Park Stadium, Al-Nasr, the runner-up, will meet the twelfth Abha, in an important match for the two sides, four days after their meeting in the King’s Cup, which ended in favor of Al-Nasr 3-1.
Al-Nassr is looking for the three points to take advantage of any failure of Al-Ittihad and maintain its position in the race for the title. On the other hand, Abha enters with different calculations to come up with a positive result that guarantees it staying in the safety zone.
And the Portuguese star of victory, Cristiano Ronaldo, is looking before going to his country’s national team camp in March International, to stop scoring his first goals at the Marsool Park stadium, and to undo the jinx that he needed in the last three matches during which he did not score against Al-Batin, Al-Ittihad and Abha, knowing that his scoring balance in the league is 8 goals, including 4 goals. With Al-Wahda goal, three in Damak, and a goal in Al-Fateh goal.
The third youth will be a guest on the tenth pioneer at the King Abdullah City Stadium in Buraidah. Al-Shabab has 43 points, three points behind Al-Nasr and 4 points behind Al-Ittihad, and it seeks to return with the three points to continue pressure on the first and second, while the results of Al-Raed, who is coached by the Romanian Somodica, the former coach, witness Young people have improved in the recent period and are seeking to improve their position.
And at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, the nominations are in favor of Al Hilal Fourth, with 36 points, when it meets Al Ittifaq Eleven, which is an important match for both sides.
Al-Hilal enters under the leadership of coach Emayano, who succeeds his father, Ramon Diaz, after the latter traveled to Argentina to stand by his son, who was involved in a traffic accident last week, as a result of which he lost his wife, and “Blue” is the candidate to win, knowing that he has two postponed matches. If he wins, he will be close to The first and second places, and the agreement, which has 23 points, is important to the match to improve its position and secure its position in light of the point convergence in the positions from the tenth to the penultimate.