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El Ittifaq hold Al Nassr to a 1-1 draw

Al Nassr were held to a 1-1 draw on Friday in the 22nd week of the Saudi Professional League at Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium. 

Al Ettifaq starting line-up for the match consisted of Rais M’Bolhi – Ali Hazazi – Karol Mets – Filip Kiss – Fahd Ghazi – Sanousi Hawasi – Souza – Naim Sliti – Mohammed Al Kuwaykibi – Abdullah El Salem – Walid Azaro. 

Al Nassr starting line-up for the match consisted of Brad Jones – Abdulrahman Al-Obaid – Abdulelah Al-Amri – Abdullah Madu – Sultan Al-Anazi – Mukhtar Ali – Petros – Nordin Amrabat – Sami Al-Najei – Pity Martínez – Mukhtar Ali – Mohammed Maran. 

El Ittifaq managed to take the early lead in the first half, as the Moroccan striker Azaro bagged the ball in the empty net, as a result of Brad Jone’s mistake. 

In the 27th minute, Hazazi was sent off after receiving the second yellow card, which forced El Ittifaq to continue the game with a 10-men squad. 

During the second half, Al Nassr upped the pressure in order to score the equalizer, and in the 58th minute, Al- Amri’s header found its way to M’bolhi’s net to make the result 1-1. 

Al Nassr kept their pressure to score the winner and dominated the game, but they missed several scoring chances, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Al Ettifaq reached 31 points in the sixth position, while Al Nassr are currently in the eighth position with 30 points. 

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