Saudi national team managed to beat Egypt by a score of 2-1 in a group match A World Cup 2018 in Volgograd Arena on Monday (25/6).
Egypt opened a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute through the star, Mohamed Salah. Salah managed to escape from the Saudi defender’s backguard while pursuing a decoy far released by Abdalla El Said.
Wrong control of the ball well and after seeing the position of Yasser Al Mosailem who advanced away from goal, Salah decided to release a lob shot that made the ball go smoothly into the goal.
After falling behind, Saudi Arabia tried to suppress the defense of Egypt all-out. Saudi Arabian efforts paid off when they were awarded a penalty for Ahmed Fathi doing handball in the forbidden box.
Fahad Al-Muwallad, acting as the penalty taker, failed to do his job well. El Hadary brushed the ball and the ball and hit the crossbar.
In injury time, Saudi Arabia again get a penalty. This time a penalty occurred because Ali Gabr violated Fahad Al-Muwallad by pulling a T-shirt. Referee Wilmar Roldan had asked VAR for help before finally deciding on a penalty for Saudi Arabia.
In this second penalty, Salman Al-Faraj acting as executor is able to carry out his duties. Al-Faraj successfully deceive El Hadary which moves in the opposite direction.
Entering the second half, Saudi Arabia and Egypt continue to try to present open game. But after 20 minutes of the second half running, Saudi Arabia and Egypt alike have not got a golden opportunity to score.
In the 69th minute, El Hadary successfully dismissed Hussain Al Mogahwi’s header ball from the mature bait Salman Al-Faraj.
Two minutes later, Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny tried to fire a long-range shot but the ball just bounced away from the target.
In the last 10 minutes, Mohamed Salah sought to showcase individual action to undermine Saudi Arabia’s defense. But the Saudi defender successfully defeated the movement of Salah.
Saudi Arabia finally won a dramatic win after Salem Al-Dawsari scored in injury time. Al Dawsari fired a shot from a fairly narrow angle to conquer El Hadary. Score 2-1 for Saudi Arabia survive until the end of the game.