Saudi Pro League: Highlights Al Okhdood vs Al Ettifaq | Date: December 2, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Hathloul Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium, Najran, Saudi Arabia
As game week 15 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share highlights of Al Fateh vs Al Tai scheduled for Dec.2, 2023 at 23:30 Hrs local time.
Highlights: Al Okhdood vs Al Ettifaq
|FINAL SCORE: Al Okhdood 1-0 Al Ettifaq
|Andrei Burca (73′)
The clash between Al-Akhdoud and Al-Ittifaq proved to be a gripping encounter, culminating in a narrow 1-0 victory for Al-Okhdood. The game was characterized by intense moments, tactical battles, and a single decisive goal that tipped the scales in favor of the home team.
From the opening whistle, both sides exhibited a hunger for victory, initiating a highly contested battle across the pitch. The game saw early fouls, with Saleh Al Harthi receiving a yellow card for a rough challenge, setting the tone for a physical encounter.
Al-Ittifaq displayed attacking intent, applying pressure through set pieces and shots from outside the box. They tested the Al-Akhdoud defense, with Marcel Tisserand and Georginio Wijnaldum coming close to finding the net, only to be denied by resilient defending and impressive saves.
However, the pivotal moment arrived in the 72nd minute when Andrei Burca leaped high to head the ball into the top left corner, capitalizing on a corner kick and giving Al-Akhdoud a crucial lead.
The latter stages witnessed both teams making strategic substitutions to inject fresh energy and change the dynamics of the game. Al-Ittifaq intensified their attacks in pursuit of an equalizer, with Georginio Wijnaldum and Robin Quaison attempting shots that were saved or went off-target.
The game was not devoid of injuries, with stoppages occurring due to players needing medical attention, notably for Léandre Tawamba and Jordan Henderson, disrupting the flow of the game at crucial junctures.
Al-Okhdood remained resolute in defense, repelling Al-Ettifaq’s advances and holding onto their slender lead until the final whistle. Álex Collado had a late chance blocked, but it didn’t alter the outcome as Al-Okhdood secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory.
Al Okhdood vs Al Ettifaq: line-ups
|8Hussain Al Zabdani
|11Ali Abdullah Hazzazi
|6Eid Al Muwallad
|13Hamdan Al Shamrani
|7Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi
|13Musleh Al Shaikh
|30Muhannad Yahya Saeed Al Saad
|5Saad Al Mosa
|12Abdulaziz Al Hatila
|15Ahmed Al Ghamdi
|21Mohammed Al Jahif
|3Mohammed Al Dawsari
|2Abdulrahman Khalid Mohammed Al Rio