ABHA. Al Ittihad tops Abha 4-0 after playing a incredible match. Romarinho (61′ pen), A. Hamedallah (79′), Abdulaziz Al Bishi (80′) and A. Hamedallah (90′ pen). Al Ittihad was surely better in terms of ball possession (63%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium (Abha) stadium in Abha on Sunday and it started at 4:05 pm local time. The referee was Khaled Al Teris with the collaboration of Khalaf Al Shamari and Yasser Al Sultan. The 4th official was Abdulsamad Bakri. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.25 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 67%.
- ! 37 Ball Possession 63
- 3 Total 12
- 1 On Target 6
- 2 Off Target 6
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 68 Attack 122
- 38 Dangerous attack 75
- 105 Ball safe 80
- 0 Penalties 2
- 4 Corners 5
- 13 Total 10
- 1 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 4
Al Ittihad was in firm control of the ball 63% while Abha was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Al Ittihad was putting more pressure with 75 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Al Ittihad won the match.
Abha shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Al Ittihad shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
Abha received 1 yellow card (B. Ifa). On the other side, Al Ittihad received 1 yellow card (Omar Hawsawi).
After playing this match, Abha will stay with 25 points like Al Feiha and Al Raed to sit in the 8th place. Talking about the opposition, Al Ittihad will have 44 points to remain in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Abha will host Al Taawon on the 19th of March with a 3-2 head to head stats in favor of Al Taawon (1 draw).
Al Ittihad will host Al Hazm on the 18th of March with a 13-2 head to head statistic in favor of Al Ittihad (3 draws).
Abha – Formation
Abha started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Martin Ševela decided to play with the following team: A. M’Hamdi, B. Ifa, Abdullah Al Dossary, Sari Amr, A. Atouchi, U. Matić, Abdulrahman Al Barakah, Saleh Al Jamaan, Fahad Al Jumayah, M. te Vrede and S. Bguir.
The home team had on the bench: Mutair Al Zahrani, Saeed Al Hamsal, Muath Afaneh, T. Meziani, Abdullah Al Shammari, Abdullah Al Qahtani, Mohammed Al Kunaydiri, Mohanad Alqaydhi and Hassan Al Qayd.
Abha made 2 changes: Fahad Al Jumayah for Abdullah Al Qahtani (65′) and Saleh Al Jamaan for T. Meziani (66′).
Al Ittihad – Formation
Al Ittihad started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Cosmin Marius Contra played with: Marcelo Grohe, Omar Hawsawi, Ziyad Al Sahafi, Hamdan Al Shamrani, Muhannad Al Shanqeeti, André André, Bruno Henrique, Abdulaziz Al Bishi, Romarinho, Fahad Al Muwallad and A. Hamedallah.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Abdulrahman Al Obod, Awad Al Nashri, Rakan Najjar, Hazim Al Zahrani, Abdullah Al Hafith, Madallah Al Olayan, Ahmed Bahusayn, Khaled Al Samiri and Haroune Camara.
Al Ittihad could not rely on the presence of Madallah Al Olayan (injured).
Al Ittihad made 5 changes: Fahad Al Muwallad for Abdulrahman Al Obod (71′), André André for Awad Al Nashri (71′), Hamdan Al Shamrani for Madallah Al Olayan (84′), Bruno Henrique for Haroune Camara (84′) and Abdulaziz Al Bishi for Khaled Al Samiri (85′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.