Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Al Hilal goalkeeper, led his team to the top of the Saudi Professional League table after he saved him from the Al-Ahly ambush at the top of the 13th round.
Al-Hilal imposed a negative tie on Al-Ahly in his home, taking advantage of the brilliance of Al-Mayouf, who responded to a penalty kick from the Syrian Omar Al-Somah, the scorer of the owners of the land in the 9th minute of the match, which could have changed the course of the match early, as well as saving more than 7 goals achieved.
Al-Hilal was the only one with that result at the top of the Saudi League standings after the 13th round, one point behind Al-Shabab, and 3 points from Al-Ahly, who failed for the third consecutive match to win and rise to the top to compete with the defending champion for the lead.
During the meeting, Al-Tawfiq missed Omar Al-Somah, who scored 12 goals before against Al-Hilal in all tournaments, where he wasted a penalty kick and missed several scoring opportunities, failing to lead Al-Ahly to victory days after renewing his contract with the team for 3 seasons.
And just as Al-Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf starred in a blow, Al-Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed Al-Rabaei also had a share of brilliance, as he remained an impregnable barrier to the visitors’ attacks on his own goal throughout the time of the match, and valiantly responded to the attacks of his players led by Frenchman Pavitembe Gomez.
It is noteworthy that this tie is the fourth in a row for the defending champion Al Hilal, after tying in the last 3 rounds against Al Ittihad, Al Shabab (1-1) and Al Batin (2-2).
On the other hand, Al-Ahly faltered for the third match in a row after losing in the past two rounds to Al-Taawon 0-3 and Al-Qadisiyah 1-3, as he could have grabbed the top of the Saudi league table if he achieved any positive results in the three matches.