Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr in a historic confrontation in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup Final


King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at seven o’clock Damascus local time on Saturday, November 28, is witnessing an exciting and major derby between the poles of Saudi football, Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr, on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup Final

Al-Hilal seeks to be crowned for the ninth time and to be the second club in the order to win the title after the grandfather’s Ahly Club, which has the only record and has won the cup 13 times.

Hilal previously crowned the Cup in the seasons: 1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2015, 2017.

While Al Nasr will try to win and crown the Cup for the seventh time in its history.

Al-Nassr previously won the championship cup for the years: 1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990.

Victory is eager to win the cup after 20 years of absence from the podium in this tournament, which Saudi clubs view as the most expensive in the Kingdom.

This is the fifth confrontation between the two teams in the cup final, and they have met four times.

Al-Nasr defeated Al-Hilal in the first confrontation between the two teams in the 1981 final, with a score of 3 × 1.

Al-Nassr also won the 1987 final with a score of 1 × 0, which is for the second time.

Al-Hilal achieved its first victory over Al-Nasr in the 1989 Final, with a score of 3 × 0.

Also, Al-Hilal repeated its second victory in the final of 2015 with a penalty shootout 7 × 6, after tying in the regular and extra time of the match 1 × 1.

Al-Zaim Al-Hilali scored 14 goals while conceding 6 goals, in the tournament.

While Al-Nasr scored 16 goals in the tournament, and conceded only 5 goals.

And last week, and in the fifth round of the Saudi Professional League, Al-Zaim Al-Hilali managed to win Al-Nasr with a score of 2 × 0.

The Romanian Al Hilal coach Razvan Losescu is trying to play with caution in light of the global ambush for his team.

He will try to close his penalty area and realize that every match has its own circumstances and sensitivity, especially in such a final.

Coach Razvan will depend on the return from injury Salem Al-Dossary, led by the team, along with Saleh Al-Shehri, Frenchman Gomez and Salman Al-Faraj.

While the victory team adopts secrecy in its usual administrative and technical training and statements, due to the sensitivity of this final.

But it seems that Portuguese coach Roy Vitoria wants to remedy the situation after three consecutive defeats in the league, and that confidence in him has become shaken by the Saudi sports street.

That is why he seeks to correct the path, even at the expense of the Hilal leader, and compensate for his loss in front of him in the 2 × 0 league days ago.

Al-Nasr coach Vitoria will depend on the Moroccan team’s top scorer, Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah as the spearhead, in addition to Brazilian Petros Matthews and Firas Al-Braikan.

The summit is exceptional and the Riyadh derby is exciting and difficult to anticipate, because the two teams share common aspirations, but in the end, the summit is not divisible by two.

Excerpt before the derby

King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will be absent from the crowning of the champion, which is the custom for him to do so personally every year.

He will represent him in the coronation of the hero, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Prince of the Emirate of Riyadh.

The prize for the cup winner will be ten million Saudi riyals, and the second place will receive five million Saudi riyals.

The summit will be led by Polish world referee Simon Marchenak.


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