Al-Ansar waited 14 years to win its 14th title in the General Lebanese Football League, and consolidate its record, by beating its traditional rival Al-Nijmeh 2-1 (first half 1-1), in the match that took place between them this afternoon at the Fouad Chehab Sports Complex in Jounieh At the end of the final fifth round of the 61st General League.
Al-Ansar thus avenged the star, who dropped him with the same result on the stadium itself, and inflicted on him a first loss in the competition, and ended it with a difference of five points from Al-Nabithi. German Robert Gasbert, who lost the title in 2016 with Al-Ahed in the last match against Al-Safa, who won the title.
Al-Ansar deserved to win, knowing that a draw was enough for them to be crowned. And his players were able to absorb the strong entry of their rivals in the match, and goalkeeper Nazih Asaad nodded with a header for Hussein Awada in the second minute, with a header around it inside the green net, extending to it from a free kick carried out by Ali Hammam from the right of the region.
Al-Ansar waited until the 42nd minute to equalize through its attacker Ahmed Hegazy, who penetrated into the Nabidean region, taking advantage of a fine pass from Karim Darwish, and shot to the far right corner of goalkeeper Ali Al-Sabe.
In the 75th minute, reserve defender Anas Abu Saleh scored the winning goal for Al-Ansar with a medium-height header to the right of the seven goalkeeper, received from a lift by Hassan Maatouk from a free kick from the left of the area.
Thus, the curtain was closed on the general league, which came within an exceptional season, which foreign players missed due to the economic crisis that hit the country, after the cancellation of last season due to the repercussions of the unprecedented protests of October 17, 2019, and the outbreak of the Corona virus.