Saudi Pro League: Match Report Al Shabab vs Al Ettifaq | Date: December 7, 2023 | Time: 23:30 Hrs. | Location: Al-Shabab Club Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
As game week 16 commences, we, Proleaguefootballsaudi.com share match report of Al Shabab vs Al Ettifaq scheduled for Dec. 7, 2023 at 23:30 Hrs local time.
Final Score: Al Shabab vs Al Ettifaq
|FINAL SCORE: Al Shabab 0-0 Al Ettifaq
The clash between Al-Shabab and Al-Ettifaq saw a fiercely competitive encounter right from the kick-off. The initial exchanges were marred by physical confrontations and closely contested battles across the pitch.
Both sides displayed offensive intent, creating opportunities but struggling to convert them into goals. Despite moments of promise and several attempts, the deadlock remained unbroken by the end of the first half.
Al-Shabab’s Hussain Al Qahtani found himself in the referee’s book early on with a yellow card for a strong challenge. Shortly after, Iago Santos joined him in the book, receiving a caution for a foul, highlighting the intensity of the match.
As the half progressed, Al-Ettifaq’s Georginio Wijnaldum came close with a chance that narrowly missed the target, while Abdullah Radif and Éver Banega led Al-Shabab’s efforts with shots on goal, but the opposition defense stood firm.
The half concluded with both teams locked in a stalemate, displaying glimpses of attacking prowess but failing to break through the resolute defensive lines.
The second half saw the intensity escalate with both teams striving for a breakthrough. However, the proceedings turned dramatic when Éver Banega was initially shown a red card for a foul. After a VAR review, his card was upgraded to a red, reducing Al-Shabab to ten men.
Despite being a player down, Al-Shabab continued to push forward, creating chances through Banega and Gustavo Cuéllar. However, Al-Ettifaq’s defense held firm, denying any clear-cut opportunities.
As the game wore on, both sides made substitutions in a bid to alter the course of the match. However, the deadlock persisted, with neither team able to find the elusive breakthrough.
The match’s intensity soared further when Gustavo Cuéllar and Demarai Gray were both shown red cards for violent conduct, reducing both teams to ten men each.
In the dying moments, Al-Ettifaq came close to scoring as Marcel Tisserand’s header struck the crossbar, but luck didn’t favor either side, and the match concluded in a goalless draw.
The encounter concluded with a 0-0 stalemate between Al-Shabab and Al-Ettifaq. Despite both teams displaying attacking intent and moments of promise, stout defensive displays and a series of red cards ensured the match ended without any goals. The game’s intensity was further amplified by the late dismissals, resulting in a dramatic and hard-fought draw.
Al Shabab vs Al Ettifaq: Line-Up’s
|27Fawaz Al Saqour
|11Ali Abdullah Hazzazi
7Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi
|13Hamdan Al Shamrani
8Fahad Al Muwallad
|49Abdullah Hadi Radif
|3Mohammed Al Dawsari
|21Nawaf Al Saadi
|15Ahmed Al Ghamdi
|88Nader Al Sharari
|1Abdulrahman Al Sanbi
|12Abdulrahman Al Bouq