Al Hilal beats Damac in dramatic win; Ittihad victorious at Al Fateh

Match Reports from RSL Matches

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Al Hilal extended their winning streak in dramatic fashion, securing a 2-1 victory over Damac with an injury-time goal from Michael. The league leaders dominated early on, with chances from Milinkovic-Savic and Mitrovic testing Damac’s defense. N’Koudou had an opportunity to put Damac ahead, but the score remained level at the break.

In the second half, Al Hilal thought they had a penalty which was overturned after a VAR review. However, they eventually took the lead in the 78th minute through Al Dawsari. Damac quickly responded, leveling the score with a well-executed corner routine. A red card for Damac shifted the momentum, allowing Al Hilal to capitalize.

In stoppage time, Michael’s header sealed the victory for Al Hilal, maintaining their winning streak. They are set to face Al Shabab after the international break. On the other hand, Damac dropped to seventh place in the Saudi Arabia Division 1.

Moving on to another match, Al Ittihad secured a 4-2 win against Al Fateh, with Abderrazzaq Hamdallah making history as the second-highest scorer in RSL history. After falling behind early, Al Ittihad equalized from the penalty spot before taking the lead just before halftime. A stunning goal by Al Ghamdi extended their advantage, with Hamdallah sealing the win with a brace.

Despite a late red card, Al Ittihad held on for a vital victory. They now sit fourth in the table, closing in on city rivals Al Ahli, while Al Fateh are in ninth place in the Saudi Arabia Division 1.

Lastly, Al Raed and Al Taawoun played out a 0-0 draw in the Qassim derby, disappointing the fans despite the impressive turnout at the stadium. Both teams had chances to score, with Al Taawoun dominating possession but failing to capitalize. Al Raed created better opportunities in the closing stages but had to settle for a point.

Al Raed now sits in 13th place, two points above the relegation zone, while Al Taawoun is in fifth place, trailing fourth-placed Al Ittihad by three points in the Saudi Arabia Division 1.

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