Today … Al-Nasr inaugurates its journey with Al-Fateh and Al-Ittihad collides with agreement
The Al Hilal team started the defense of its title by achieving a modest victory in front of the newly promoted Al Ain with a goal without response in the first round of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Professional Cup League, so that the Blue team succeeded in snatching its first three points this season.
Defender Ali Al-Blaihi scored Al-Hilal’s only goal in the match that was held at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in the capital, Riyadh, and Al-Hilal witnessed major absences, but the Blue team succeeded in coming out with the match points, on the other hand, the Al-Ain team, which is participating for the first time, showed distinguished levels and great confidence in the match.
In Riyadh, Al-Shabab managed to score their first three points after defeating their guest team Abha with a single goal without responding, carrying the signature of Senegalese striker Makity Diop, who succeeded in translating Khaled Al-Ghamdi’s cross and deposited it in the net with the 29th minute of the match that was held at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium In the capital.
In Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Wehda managed to snatch a precious victory in front of its newly-promoted Al-Qadisiyah guest in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman professional league, and turned Al-Wahda from delaying it with a goal to an exciting two-goal victory present in the last minutes of the match.
Al-Qadisiyah advanced through his player Hassan Al-Omari with a penalty that attended in the 31st minute and Al-Qadisiyah continued to advance until the 89th minute, which saw Al-Wehda get a penalty kick that Australian Dmitry gave and scored, and in the sixth minute of stoppage time Ahmed Abdo managed to score the winning goal for his team Al-Wehda and snatched match points .
In the city of Buraidah, Al-Faisali and Al-Taawon shared the match points that were collected between them at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, after a positive draw with a goal for the same in the first match that brought the two teams together with the start of the new season.
Al-Taawon team scored its goal early through the Brazilian player Iago dos Santos, who succeeded in writing his name as the first player to open the goals of this season with the second minute of the match, before Al-Faisali managed to score the equalizer through Brazilian Igor Rossi.
Today, Sunday, the tournament will be completed with 4 matches, and Al-Nasr will enter its first match against Al-Fateh amid a number of absences for various reasons, most notably the injury that will deprive the capital team of the services of the trio Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah, Sultan Al-Ghanem and Abdel Fattah Asiri, as it is expected that the trio’s absence will continue in the next two rounds. As well.
The coach of Al-Nasr has not yet decided his options, especially at the level of foreign players, as Al-Nassr currently has eight players and needs to exclude one of them in order to be able to score only seven players, which is the number available for each team, and the victory list so far includes Australian Jones, the Brazilian Maicon and his compatriot Petros. And the South Korean Kim, the Moroccan duo Amrabat, Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah and the Nigerian international Ahmed Moussa, in addition to the newly joined Argentine Betty Martinez.
As for the Al-Fateh team, it enters the match in the midst of technical stability led by its Belgian coach Ferreira, who is looking to avoid the team entering the maze of relegation, as happened last season in which the team fought to ensure its survival in the last moments, and Al-Fateh showed a different character in the last part of the tournament after he approached in a picture Big drop.
In Hafar Al-Batin, Al-Ahly team is going through its first test this season outside its home country, where Al-Batin team is meeting again for the Professional League competitions amid expectations that the confrontation will be difficult on both sides, especially since Al-Batin was known for its difficulty at home in its previous participation in the Professional League.
Al-Ahly enters the meeting looking for a positive first handshake for the supporters of the team, frustrated by the negative results achieved by Al-Ahly, which leads to the lack of competition for the championships, and Al-Ahly had prepared for regular training exercises for the championship in light of not having enough time like other teams to participate in the AFC Champions League.
For his part, Al-Batin’s team is looking forward to appearing distinctly in its first matches this season, especially since the team started preparing early with the deals it completed, most notably Youssef Al-Jabali, the leader of the goal-makers list in the last edition of the league, when he was playing in the Al-Faisaly team.
In Jeddah, the Al-Ittihad team, in its match against the agreement, seeks to erase the meager image that the team appeared last season in particular, despite its years away from achieving the league title, but its proximity to relegation will remain a bad memory that its supporters look forward to avoiding and regaining the team’s prestige and strength as a competitor to the championships.
For his part, Al-Atwi team, led by national Khaled Al-Atwi, is looking forward to achieving a positive start, especially in light of the good preparation on which the agreement team began the last period, and Al-Atwi seeks to lead his team towards competition for an advanced position that qualifies the team to participate in the next edition of the AFC Champions League at the very least.
Finally, Al-Raed meets his counterpart Damak in a match in which the two teams seek to snatch the three points and score a positive start, and the two teams enter with similar possibilities for technical stability and even in terms of the continuation of a number of foreign professional players in the team.