The 19th week of the Saudi Professional League provided a thrilling slate of action for
football fans around the country.
The 19th week of the league wrapped up on Thursday and witnessed many changes in the standings.
Let’s discuss the winners and the losers from this week, which witnessed only one
game ending in a draw.
Al Hilal returned back to victories under the new leadership of the Brazilian coach,
Rogerio Micale, who followed the sacked Romanian manager Razvan Lucescu.
Al Hilal achieved a 3-1 win over Ettifaq to jump to the second position with 36 points,
two points behind the leaders, Al Shabab.
Al Ittihad kept their chances to win the league title alive after achieving an away
victory over Al Taawoun.
Al Ittihad are now 6 points behind the league leaders after reaching 32 points.
Al Qadisiyah maintained their great results in this exceptional season after
defeating Al Nassr to achieve their second win in a row.
Al Qadisiyah reached 28 points and jumped to the fifth position, which is the best
position that the team has reached this season.
Saudi Professional League winners achieved a great result after defeating the
league leaders, Al Shabab.
Al Fateh achieved an away victory over Al Shabab for the first time since 2015 and they
reached 28 points, sharing the 8th position with Al Nassr and Al Taawoun.
Al Batin took another step away from the relegation battle after defeating Abha to
achieve the second win in a row.
are now four points away from the relegation zone.
The league leaders failed to maintain the winning run after losing at home to Al Fateh.
This loss allowed Al Hilal and Al Ahli to close the gap at the top of the league table. Al Shabab
are chasing their first league title since 2012.
Al Ahli failed to benefit from Al Shabab’s loss as they were held to a draw by Al Ain.
Al Ahli were dropped to the third position after losing another two points in this
Al Nassr suffered another loss this season and failed to put an end to their poor run in
the league this season.
Al Nassr lost to Al Qadisiyah this week and they moved away from the AFC Champions
League qualifying positions.
Al Taawoun lost their third game in a row and they are now 10th on the league table with
Al Raed failed to keep their lead over Al Wahda and lost 3-1 to stay at the 14th
position with 19 points.