Al Ittihad’s French striker Karim Benzema could not play the entire match even though he started in the eleventh in the Saudi Pro League. However, Ittihad beat Al Waheda 3-0 on Monday night. And with this win, Karim Benzema’s club has risen to number one in the points table.
As a result of this victory, Al Ittihad collected maximum 12 points after 4 matches. Al Waheder is at the sixth position of the table with only 6 points from the equal match. And Al Hilal is number two with 10 points in 4 matches. Al Ahli Saudi is third in the table with 9 points from 3 matches.
Al Ittihad football players dominated the ball possession and attack in the match held at the King Abdul Aziz Stadium. Al Ittihad footballers kept the ball under themselves for 55 percent of the entire match. And a total of six shots were taken along the opponent’s goal. There are three goals in total.
On the other hand, Al Wahida, who are behind in possession of the ball, managed to keep the ball under their control for 45 percent of the entire match. And only one shot was taken along the opponent’s goal. But did not see any goals.
Al Ittihad could not see a goal despite playing organized football from the beginning while playing at the opponent’s ground. Karim Benzema left the field with an injury at the end of the first half. The first half ended goalless.
In the second half, Al Ittihad became drunk with goals. Brazilian forward Romarinho led the team by scoring in the 63rd minute of the match. Just four minutes after that, Portuguese star Zata, who entered the field as a substitute player, doubled the gap with a goal. And in the 73rd minute, Igor Coronado’s goal gave the team a 3-0 lead. There were no more goals after that. As a result, the victory was confirmed for Al Ittihad.