Al-Hilal one win away from 3rd SPL title in a row


Arabian Weekly report

RIYADH — Al-Hilal is one victory away from winning the title of Saudi Professional League (SPL) or MBS League season for the third time in a row.

Al-Hilal will meet Al-Ittihad in the 30th and final round of matches on Monday, June 27. Both teams secured equal points of 64 but Al-Hilal has an edge in direct confrontations. Al-Hilal is the most successful team in SPL, holding as many as 17 titles in its history.

In the 29th and penultimate round of the matches held on Thursday, Al-Hilal, with ten players, defeated Al-Fateh 3-0. Salem Al-Dawsari scored two goals while the third goal was from the boot of Odion Ighalo.

In another match, Al-Ittihad scored victory over Ettifaq 3-1. Romarinho scored two goals while Abderrazak Hamdallah completed the tally whereas the goal of Ettifaq came from Amin Younes.

Al-Ahli, the 2016 champion, is on the brink of relegation to the second division after losing to Al-Raed 1-3.

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