Saudi Pro League: Al Fateh – Al Shabab | Date: December 15, 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium, Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia
|FINAL SCORE: Al Fateh 1-1 Al Shabab
|Mourad Batna (15′)
|Abdullah Hadi Radif (58′)
The clash between Al-Fateh and Al-Shabab unfolded into a gripping contest that concluded with both sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, with each team showcasing moments of brilliance.
Al-Fateh started strong, asserting dominance in the early stages. They drew first blood in the 15th minute when Mourad Batna’s precise header from the center of the box found the bottom right corner, assisted by Lucas Zelarayán. This early goal set the tone for an engaging encounter.
The match witnessed intense battles across the field, with both teams vying for control. Al-Shabab responded fervently, pressing forward to level the score. Their persistence paid off in the 57th minute when Abdullah Radif’s right-footed shot from close range found the back of the net, restoring parity for Al-Shabab.
As the game progressed, the intensity heightened, leading to a flurry of opportunities for both sides. Al-Fateh and Al-Shabab sought to secure the elusive winning goal, with shots being blocked and saved, and free-kicks awarded in crucial areas.
The drama continued into the final moments as both teams pushed for a late winner. Al-Fateh earned several corners and free-kicks, striving to regain their lead, but Al-Shabab’s defense held firm, denying any breakthroughs.
The referee blew the final whistle, signaling the end of a pulsating encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw. Mourad Batna’s early goal for Al Fateh was matched by Abdullah Radif’s equalizer for Al-Shabab, ultimately resulting in a hard-fought stalemate between the two sides.