Saudi Pro League: Highlights Damac vs Al Ittihad | Date: December 7, 2023 | Time: 20:30 Hrs. | Location: Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium, Abha, Saudi Arabia
As game week 16 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share highlights of Damac vs Al Ittihad scheduled for Dec. 7, 2023 at 20:30 Hrs local time.
Highlights Damac vs Al Ittihad
|FINAL SCORE: Damac 3-1 Al Ittihad
|Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (12′, 45’+7′), Marcelo Grohe (46′ OG)
|João Pedro (55′, 62′)
The clash between Damac and Al-Ittihad unfolded with fervor, both sides aiming to establish dominance early on. The initial moments were marked by intense midfield battles and probing attacks from either end.
Damac, displaying resilience and swift counterattacking prowess, managed to break the deadlock in the 11th minute. A lightning-fast break saw Abdulaziz Al Shahrani feed a perfectly timed pass to Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, who, from a seemingly impossible angle, unleashed a thunderous left-footed strike into the top corner, sending the home crowd into raptures – 1-0 to Damac.
Al-Ittihad, not to be outdone, intensified their offensive efforts. Their perseverance bore fruit just before the halftime whistle when a contentious penalty was awarded after a foul by Mohammed Al Mahasneh inside the box. Abderrazzaq Hamed Allah confidently converted the spot-kick, leveling the score at 1-1.
In a twist of fate, moments before the break, Damac benefited from an own goal by Marcelo Grohe, who inadvertently deflected the ball into his net, granting Damac a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.
The second period commenced with Damac maintaining their attacking impetus. It was Nkoudou once more who etched his name on the scoresheet, this time in the 45th minute of the second half. The Frenchman seized an opportunity from the left side of the box, delivering a precise right-footed strike that soared past the keeper, extending Damac’s lead to 3-1.
Al-Ittihad, facing an uphill battle, attempted to regroup and launch a comeback. They orchestrated several forays into Damac’s territory, seeking a lifeline, yet Damac’s defense remained resolute, thwarting their attempts.
Despite Al-Ittihad’s spirited efforts, Damac managed to stave off any potential threat, ensuring their advantage remained intact until the final whistle.
The match culminated in a 3-1 triumph for Damac over Al-Ittihad. Nkoudou emerged as the standout performer, showcasing his clinical finishing and instrumental role in guiding Damac to a hard-earned victory.
The encounter provided a spectacle of thrilling football, marked by dramatic moments and compelling performances, ultimately cementing Damac’s triumph and earning them valuable points in this fiercely contested battle.
Damac vs Al Ittihad: Line-up’s
|NO. | NAME
|33Mohammed Al Mahasna
|20Dhari Al Anazi
|21Sanousi Al Hawsawi
|16Faisal Al Ghamdi
|12Zakaria Al Hawsawi
|17Marwan Al Sahafi
29Farhah Al Shamrani
|49Ahmad Yousef Zain
|4Noor Al Rashidi
|88Osama Mubarak Hajaj Al Marwash
|15 Ammar Al-Najjar
|23 Ibrahim Zaid
|95 Ryan Al-Mousa
|3 Talal Al-Absi