Onyekuru’s Double Lifts Al Fayha, Ronaldo’s 21st Goal Seals Al Nassr’s Fifth Win

Al Fayha ended their five-match losing streak in the Roshn Saudi League with a convincing 3-1 away victory against bottom side Al Hazem. The hosts took an early lead when Muhammed Badamosi set up Mohammed Al Thani, who finished from close range. However, Al Fayha quickly responded as Anthony Nwakaeme provided a through pass to Henry Onyekuru, leveling the score just three minutes later.

Nwakaeme continued to be influential, coming close to putting Al Fayha ahead with a fierce strike that was denied by Al Hazem goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen. In first-half stoppage time, Al Hazem missed a chance to take the lead when Faiz Selemani’s shot was smothered by Al Fayha goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

In the 58th minute, Al Fayha went ahead 2-1 as Ghislain Konan delivered a cross, Abdelhamid Sabiri flicked on, and Nwakaeme found the net. Despite several attempts by Al Fayha to extend their lead, it was not until the 80th minute that they secured the victory. Nwakaeme’s clever pass found Onyekuru, who skillfully slotted the ball into the bottom corner, sealing the 3-1 win and lifting Al Fayha to 13th in the standings.

Meanwhile, in another Roshn Saudi League clash, Al Nassr registered their fifth consecutive win, defeating Al Fateh 2-1. Sultan Al Ghannam played a pivotal role, providing two assists for Al Nassr’s goals. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring spree, netting his 21st goal of the season to give Al Nassr the lead.

Al Fateh, however, equalized with a venomous left-footed strike from Salem Al Najdi after a Lucas Zelarayan set-piece. The second half saw Al Fateh pushing for the lead, with Cristian Tello’s shot blocked and Djaniny hitting the post. In the 72nd minute, Al Nassr regained control as Ronaldo’s pass to the right wing set up Al Ghannam for a perfect cross, met by Otavio’s diving header.

Despite Ronaldo’s attempts to secure a hat-trick, Al Nassr couldn’t extend their lead further. The win closed the gap at the top to four points, with Al Nassr now trailing second-placed Al Hilal. However, Al Hilal has a chance to restore their seven-point advantage when they face Al Raed on Sunday.


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