MECCA. Al Wahda prevails over Al Tai 1-0 after G. Rodrigues scored just 1 goal (65′). Al Wahda took advantage of its better ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the King Abdul Aziz Stadium stadium in Mecca on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Raed Al Zahrani assisted by Faisal Al Qahtani and Mohammed Almatrodi. The 4th official was Mohammed Al Beredi.
Al Wahda was in firm control of the ball 56% while Al Tai was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Al Wahda was putting more pressure with 83 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 11 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Al Wahda won the match.
Al Wahda shot 22 times, 11 on target, 11 off target. Regarding the opposition, Al Tai shot 25 times, 14 on target, 11 off target.
Al Wahda received 1 yellow card (Hazzaa Ahmed Al Ghamdi). Regarding the opposition, Al Tai received 3 yellow cards (A. Martínez, Alfa Semedo and Victor Braga).
After playing this contest, Al Wahda will have 15 points like Al Feiha to sit in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Al Tai will stay with 18 points like Al Fateh to hold in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Al Wahda will play away against Al Feiha on the 4th of February with a 2-2 head to head.
Al Tai will host Al Ittihad on the 4th of February with a 7-2 head to head in favor of Al Ittihad (0 draws).
Al Wahda – Formation
Al Wahda started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager José Luis Sierra Pando decided to play with the following team: Abdulquddus Atiah, Óscar Esau Duarte Gaitán, Amiri Kurdi, Abdullah Fareed Al Hafith, Islam Ahmed Hawsawi, Abdoul Karim Yoda, Fayçal Fajr, Waleed Rashid Bakshween, Anselmo De Moraes, Alaa Hejji and Gerson Leal Rodrigues Gouveia.
The home team had on the bench: Hussain Ahmed Al Issa, Azzam Mohammed Al Bishi, Sultan Al Sawadi, Sultan Sami Al Akouz, Yahya Mahdi Naji, Noor Al-Rashidi, H. Al-Ghamdi, Basem Saleh Al Baqi and Ali Abdulqader Makki.
Al Wahda could not rely on the presence of Yahya Naji (injured).
Al Wahda made 3 changes: Alaa Hejji for Hazzaa Ahmed Al Ghamdi (36′), K. Yoda for Sultan Al Sawadi (70′) and F. Fajr for Yahya Naji (81′).
Al Tai – Formation
Al Tai started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe played with: Victor Hugo Silva Braga, Luis Adrián Martínez, Hussain Qasim, Abdulkarim bin Saud bin Sultan Al-Sulaiman, Nawaf Al Qamiri, Amir Sayoud, Knowledge Musona, Dener Gomes Clemente, Mukhtar Ali, Alfa Semedo Esteves and Guy Carel Mbenza Mbenza Kamboleke.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Hazzaa Al Hazzaa, Mohammed Mohsen Harzan, Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Harabi, Fahad Al Johani, Abdullah Al-Joui, Abdulmuhsen Fallatah, Muataz Al Bagawi, Jamal Ba Jandooh and Abdulaziz Majrashi.
Al Tai made 3 changes: Nawaf Al Qamiri for Mohammed Harzan (77′), A. Martínez for Fahad Al Johani (83′) and Mukhtar Ali for Abdullah Al Joui (89′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.