Karim Benzema’s Al-Ittihad were eliminated from the Arab Cup after losing their quarter-final match against Al-Hilal 3-1. A game in which the French striker missed a penalty more than ten minutes before the end that could have been decisive.
The set of Jorge Jesuswith Neves and Milinkovic-Savic are in chargeHe was superior to Al-Ittihad from the opening bars of the game. It was Milinkovic-Savic himself who scored the first goal in the 14th minute early in the morning. A goal that had to be checked by the VAR when Al Hawsawi was knocked down but ended up on the scoreboard. Neves slammed a ball against the post shortly afterwards, warning of the potential of Jorge Jesús’ men, who signed the second after the end of the first half. He came with the Portuguese as the protagonist, who was brought down by Grohe, forcing a penalty that Al Dawsari didn’t miss.
He came out with renewed vigor at Al-Ittihad in the second half and in just 10 minutes Romarinho intercepted a Coronado cross to surpass the opposition’s goal and close the gap. The duel grew in intensity, but Malcolm converted the set after a pass from Al Shahrani. When there was still time, Benzema took charge and was able to close the gap. a lack of al bulaihy around Romarinho was again penalized with a penalty and it was the French who were responsible for launching it. His shot hit the post and there all options for Nuno’s team vanished.