In the end, it was Al Hilal who won. Kim Seung-kyu (33) made a brilliant save to keep the scoreline unchanged.
Al Shabab lost 0-2 to Al Hilal in the eighth round of the Saudi Professional League at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 30 (KST).
The loss snapped Al Shabab’s winning streak and left them in 11th place with eight points (W2 D2 L4). Al Hilal, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their opening eight matches and have reclaimed the top spot with 20 points (6 wins, 2 draws).
Al Hilal brought out a super-luxury lineup. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Neymar, Malcom, Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Yasin Bunu all started.
Al Shabab also used Yannick Carrasco, Romain Saiss, and Eber Banega. Kim Seung-gyu was in goal.
Al Hilal dominated early on. In the 29th minute, Neymar’s shot from inside the box was saved by Saiss, and in the 35th minute, Malcolm’s crucial shot was saved by Kim Seung-gyu.
Al-Hilal won the penalty. In the 36th minute, Milinkovic-Savic was brought down in a defensive tackle on the left side of the box. Neymar stepped up to take the kick, and after his usual hesitant approach, he curled the ball into the left corner, but Kim Seung-gyu read it perfectly and got down to save it.
Al-Shabab put his head in his hands at the goal. In the seventh minute of the second half, Carrasco dribbled away from the defense on the left side of the box and unleashed a powerful left-footed shot, but the ball hit the crossbar.
Kim Seung-gyu came up big in the second half as he calmly saved Salem Aldausari’s shot in the 11th minute, and again in the 8th minute following a counterattack.
Al-Hilal managed to beat Kim Seung-Gyu. In the 12th minute of the second half, Neymar’s corner kick from the right was headed home by Koulibaly. It was his debut goal in Saudi Arabia.카지노
Al Hilal widened the gap. In the 31st minute, Neymar shook up the defense with a nice dribble before sending a grounded cross in front of the goal. Mitrovic’s first shot was narrowly saved by Kim Seung-gyu, but his second was a double.
In the end, the game ended in Al Hilal’s favor. Kim struggled to keep out Neymar’s shot until the very end, but was unable to prevent his team from losing.
Nevertheless, Kim’s performance shone through, and he was named man of the match with a rating of 8.6, the highest for both teams according to soccer stats site Footmob. He made six saves, including one penalty kick save.