The King Abdullah Sports City Stadium is preparing to receive the Jeddah Derby, which brings Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad together in a very important match in the two teams’ journey to compete for the Saudi Professional League Championship, which is in flames with competition for the top of the standings.
Al-Ahly of Saudi Arabia enters the meeting in front of Al-Ittihad and is set to reach the top of the table again after he reached it temporarily after he was able to defeat the Al-Wehda team in the match that brought them together in the last round, which ended with four goals to two goals after the last minutes played an important role in the interest of Al-Ahly, but Al-Shabab returned And he tops the ranking with 35 points, two points behind Al-Ahly, third-place with 33, and Al-Hilal, the runner-up, has the same score of Al-Ahly points, but he has fewer matches in the loss, and Ahly Jeddah seeks to win over its neighbor, Brigadier General, to precede Al-Hilal and Al-Shabab again and wait for their stumbling or one of them.
On the other hand, Al-Ittihad is preparing for the match, which it considers a great opportunity to enter the competition for the title from afar, as it is a match with six points for the dean, who is in fourth place with 28 points, 5 points behind the second and third place owners, and today’s match is his opportunity to compete with them and narrow them down more.
Al-Ittihad Jeddah had achieved an easy victory over Al-Fateh team by four goals against one goal, but the Brazilian coach, Fabio Carelli, received a painful blow represented in the absence of Brazilian star Bruno Henrique, the midfielder of the team due to injury, which makes the task difficult for the Brigadier.
Historically, the two teams met 23 times before in the Saudi Professional League, Al-Ahly managed to win 10 matches, while Al-Ittihad won 6 matches, and the tie was settled as a result of 7 confrontations, and Qalaat Al-Kawm players scored 36 goals against Al-Ittihad, while the Tigers scored 25 goals against Al-Ahly. .
Forming Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad
Al-Ahly squad in front of Al-Ittihad: (Muhammad Al Owais – Lucas Lima – Moataz Hawsawi – Muhammad Fateel – Abdullah Hassoun – Figsa – Ali Al Asmari – Hussein Al Maqhawi – Salman Al Moasher – Mitrita – Omar Al Soma).
Official Al Ittihad lineup: (Grohe – Saud – Ziad – Hijazi – Shanqeeti – Al-Maliki – Al-Ahmadi – Fahd – Romarinho – Al-Bishi – Brezhovich).
The result of the Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad match
A positive tie was tied, with a goal to the same, against Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad in the Jeddah derby, which was held today, Thursday, at Al-Jawhara Al-Moshaa Stadium.
Al-Ahly Jeddah was the first to score through its player Abdul Rahman Gharib in the 24th minute, after a powerful shot hit Al-Ittihad goalkeeper Grohe.
In the second half, Al-Ittihad broke its teeth and intensified its attempts in search of an adjustment of the result, and he obtained what he wanted, as Egyptian international Ahmed Hegazy scored the equalizing goal for Al-Ittihad in the 86th minute from a strong shot that settled on the right side of the goal of Mohamed Al Owais.
With this, Al-Ahly raised its score to 34 points in second place, while Al-Ittihad rose 29 points in fourth place.