What happened in Roshn Saudi League’s matchweek 23
Leaders Al Ittihad maintained their stellar form, holders Al Hilal showcased fighting spirit and Abha returned to winning ways in Roshn Saudi League’s matchweek 23.
Details and match highlights are below.
AL TAAWOUN 1-1 ETTIFAQ
Abdullah Radif struck near the end to earn a share of the spoils for Al Taawoun.
Sweden forward Robin Quaison’s driving run and accurate, low finish gave Ettifaq an early lead. But Saudi Arabia youngster Radif headed home a late leveller.
Al Taawoun slip to sixth, while Ettifaq are 12th.
AL FAYHA 0-0 AL NASSR
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr were held by a spirited Al Fayha in Al Majma’ah.
The visitors produced 17 attempts, but could not find a way through.
Al Nassr stay second and Al Fayha are 11th.
ABHA 3-2 AL BATIN
Abha were overjoyed after they ended a seven-match winless run in the top flight.
A brace from Nawaf Al Sadi proved the difference, with Zakaria Al Sudani also producing a wonderful volley for the hosts. Rakan Al Shamlan and Abdulrahman Saad netted for the visitors.
Abha are now ninth, while Al Batin stay bottom.
AL WEHDA 1-2 AL ITTIHAD
Bruno Henrique’s second goal in two matches proved the difference for Al Ittihad.
Abderrazak Hamdallah’s penalty and Henrique’s measured, low strike put the leaders 2-0 up by 30 minutes. But substitute Jean-David Beauguel’s towering header made a nervous finish.
Al Ittihad move three points clear in first, Al Wehda are 13th.
DAMAC 2-2 AL ADALAH
Swedish forward Marcus Antonsson’s brace helped move promoted Al Adalah out of the drop zone in an entertaining draw at Damac.
All four goals came in an entertaining first half, from which Abdelkader Bedrane and Nono – via a flying header – netted for the hosts.
Damac are seventh and Al Adalah are now 14th.
AL RAED 0-3 AL FATEH
Mourad Batna and Firas Al Buraikan’s hot streaks continued at 10-man Al Raed.
The former netted twice and provided the assist for Al Buraikan’s header deep into first-half injury time.
Al Raed are 10th and Al Fateh move up to fifth.
AL HILAL 2-2 AL TAI
Champions Al Hilal roared back from two-goals down to draw with Al Tai.
Guy Mbenza and Amir Sayoud nervelessly converted one-on-ones to put the visitors in a strong position, by 35 minutes. But Al Hilal rebounded through efforts by Saleh Al Shehri and Michael.
Al Hilal sit fourth and Al Tai are eighth.
AL KHALEEJ 2-3 AL SHABAB
Hussain Al Qahtani produced the key goal in title-chasing Al Shabab’s rollercoaster victory at Al Khaleej.
Cristian Guanca and Aaron Boupendza earned a two-goal lead for the visitors by six minutes. Al Khaleej then levelled up through ex-Al Shabab loanee Fabio Martins and Albania striker Sokol Cikalleshi’s fine solo goal, only for Al Qahtani to settle it in the second half.
Al Shabab are third and Al Khaleej drop into the relegation places, in 15th.