In the latest round of fixtures in the Saudi Pro League, football fans were treated to a series of unexpected outcomes. The top of the table witnessed a shift, and several title contenders faced surprising setbacks.
The standout match of the week was the Jeddah derby, where the league leaders, Al-Ittihad, faced off against an Al-Ahli side that had been struggling. However, it was Al-Ahli who emerged victorious, with Franck Kessie’s lone goal securing all three points.
Al-Ittihad’s loss allowed Al-Hilal to reclaim the top spot in the standings. Despite missing Neymar, who was absent due to the birth of his second child, Al-Hilal secured a convincing 3-0 win over Al-Akdoud.
In other notable action, Al-Nassr’s impressive winning streak of 10 matches across all competitions came to an end. They were held to a 2-2 draw by a managerless Abha side in stoppage time. Nevertheless, results elsewhere propelled Cristiano Ronaldo and his team to the third position in the league table.
Explore the ups and downs of matchday nine in the Saudi Pro League with GOAL’s breakdown of winners and losers.