Yesterday, Saturday, witnessed many great goals during the matches that were held, the most prominent of which was the Saudi team’s 3-0 victory over its Yemeni counterpart, in the double qualifiers for the Asian Cup 2023 and the 2022 World Cup, in addition to a number of friendly matches.
International friendly matches
Russia 1 vs Bulgaria 0
The Russian national team achieved a moral victory over its Bulgarian counterpart, 1-0, in the friendly match that brought them together on Saturday evening, at the VTB Arena, in the capital, Moscow, as part of the Russian team’s preparations for the European Nations Championship “Euro 2020”, which begins next Friday on the 11 European city, and lasts for a whole month.
Striker Alexander Sobolev scored the winning goal for Russia in the 84th minute with a penalty kick.
The Russian national team drew 1-1 in its first friendly match against Poland last Tuesday, and today’s match is the last experience before entering the Euro..
Russia is in Group B at the Euro 2020 finals, next to Denmark, Finland and Belgium, while the Bulgarian team was unable to qualify for the sixteenth edition of the tournament..
The Russian national team will face its Belgian counterpart next Saturday in its first match in the “Euro 2020” championship.
Côte d’Ivoire 2 vs Burkina Faso 1
Côte d’Ivoire defeated Burkina Faso, 2-1, in a friendly match between the two teams, on Saturday evening, at the National Stadium in Abidjan, during the current international break approved by the International Football Association..
The first half ended with Burkina Faso leading with a goal scored by Ajax Amsterdam striker Lassina Traore in the 16th minute..
In the second half, Côte d’Ivoire players rose up, and Ibrahim Sinjari equalized the score in the 73rd minute.
And in the seventh minute of stoppage time, young Manchester United player Imad Diallo scored the deadly Côte d’Ivoire victory goal with a superb free kick from outside the penalty area..
Tunisia 1 vs DR Congo 0
Tunisia defeated its guest, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a clean goal, in the friendly match that brought the two teams together, on Saturday evening, at the “Hammadi El-Akrabi” stadium in Rades, as part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Zamalek star Ferjani Sassi participated with Tunisia from the start of the match, before being substituted in the 81st minute of the meeting after suffering an injury, and the player Essam Al-Jabali entered his place, and Ali Maaloul Najm Al-Ahly participated as a substitute in the 78th minute, while Saif Al-Din Al-Jaziri, striker, did not participate. Zamalek, remained on the bench.
On the other hand, Walter Bwalya, the Al-Ahly club striker, did not participate with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Naim Al-Sulaiti, the star of the Saudi Al-Ittifaq team, scored the goal of the Carthage Eagles winning the match in the 45th minute, with a powerful shot to the left of the Congolese goalkeeper.
Senegal 3 vs Zambia 1
The Senegalese team achieved a moral victory over its guest, Zambia, by three goals to one, in a friendly match that took place between them on Saturday evening, during the current international break, which continues until the middle of this month.
The first half of the match ended with Senegal leading by three, as Liverpool star Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 21st minute of the match through a penalty kick, then Kriban Diatta added the second in the 29th minute, before Ismaila Sarr concluded in the 44th minute of the match. The match is made by Mane.
While Dominic Chanda scored Zambia’s only goal in the 53rd minute of the match.
The match witnessed a power outage in the stadium, and play stopped for several minutes until the current returned.
World Cup qualifiers
Saudi Arabia 3 vs Yemen 0
The Saudi national team achieved a great victory over its counterpart Yemen, by three goals without return, in the confrontation that took place between them on Saturday evening, at the “Mrsoul Park” stadium, in the capital, Riyadh, as part of the seventh round of Group D of the double qualifiers for the 2023 Asian Cup and Asian Cup finals. World 2022.
Salem Al-Dosari opened the scoring for the Saudi team in the fourth minute of the match, then Fahd Al-Mawlid added the second and third goals in the 17th and 32nd minutes.
With this result, the Saudi team enhances its lead in the table of Group D standings with 14 points, expanding the difference to 5 points with Uzbekistan, the second place, while Yemen is in the fifth and last place with 5 points..
The Saudi national team played against Yemen with the following formation: Muhammad Al-Owais – Sultan Al-Ghannam – Abdullah Mado – Hassan Timbukti – Yasser Al-Shahrani – Abdul-Ilah Al-Maliki – Abdullah Atif – Salman Al-Faraj – Fahd Al-Mawlid – Salem Al-Dosari – Saleh Al-Shehri.
Saudi Arabia is expected to face Singapore on June 11, and then meet runner-up Uzbekistan on June 15.