Saudi Pro League: Highlights Al Ittihad vs Abha | Date: November 10, 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
As game week 13 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share highlights of Al Ittihad vs Abha scheduled for Nov. 10, 2023 at 23:30 Hrs local time.
Highlights: Al Ittihad vs Abha
|FINAL SCORE: Al Ittihad 4-2 Abha
|Karim Benzema (38′ Pen, 67′, 69′), Igor Coronado (54′)
|Karl Toko Ekambi (51′), Fahad Bin Jumayah (85′)
In Al-Ittihad’s comprehensive 4-2 victory over Abha on Friday, Karim Benzema notched three goals and provided an assist, capping the reigning champions’ first game back after coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure.
Al-Ittihad won its first league game in six attempts, increasing their point total to 24, which puts them in fifth place. Abha, on the other hand, is in 13th place with 13 points.
After being fouled inside the box, the French striker started the hat-trick in the 38th minute with a penalty kick. Karl Toko Ekambi, a Cameroonian striker for Abha, equalized in the 51st minute with a follow-up shot after teammate Saad Bguir’s attempt was deflected by Al-Ittihad’s Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe.
But three minutes later, Al-Ittihad took the lead again thanks to a cheeky heel pass from Benzema to teammate Igor Coronado.
After a counterattack, Benzema scored his second goal of the game with a strong shot from inside the penalty area in the 68th minute. After Coronado’s cross, he finished one minute later to complete the hat-trick with a close-range shot.
Five minutes from time, Abha’s Fahad Al-Jumayah used a header to cut the lead.
Al Ittihad vs Abha: Line- ups
|4Suad Natiq Naji
|25Suwailem Al Menhali
|21Zakaria Al Sudani
|29Farhah Al Shamrani
|9Hassan Hashim Al Ali
|16Faisal Al Ghamdi
|80Abdulelah Al Shammry
|14Fahad Bin Jumayah
|24Mohammed Al Oufi
|7Karl Toko Ekambi
|17Marwan Al Sahafi
|19Turki Al Jaadi
|6Ahmad Al Hbeab
|12Abdulrahman Al Bouq
|30Ziyad Al Sahafi