Al-Hilal once again had a solid showing in the Saudi Professional League and captured the title for the third consecutive year. On the last date, André Carrillo’s team defeated Al-Faysaly (2-1) and secured first place, after the draw of Al-Ittihad FC, his pursuer, against Al Batin (0-0).
The last date of the Saudi Professional League took place this Monday, in the midst of great expectations, since the reign of the team currently led by Ramón Díaz was at stake. Despite the pressure, the club popularly known as ‘Al-Za’eem’ showed off their power and added yet another victory.
A brace from experienced striker Odion Ighalo set the stage for victory, although there were concerns about Clayson’s discount. After the end of regulation time, the Greek referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos blew his whistle, unleashing the joy of all the Al-Hilal footballers, who were in the company of their fans at the MRSOOL Park in Riyadh.
The athletes began to celebrate with fraternal hugs, while the chants reverberated through the stadium. André Carrillo, who had played the 90 minutes, greeted Abdullah Otayf and other of his teammates. In parallel, the technical command led by Ramón Díaz jumped onto the field to celebrate.
Throughout this season in the Saudi Arabian Professional League, the ‘Culebra’ recorded four goals and two assists in 22 appearances. Although the Peruvian spent two months without activity due to injury, he had a good return and was key to achieving the three-time championship with Al-Hilal, a club that already has 18 league crowns in its history.
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