Ittihad Jeddah booked its seat in the King’s Cup quarter-finals, after overturning its 2-0 loss against Al-Fateh to win 3-2, in an exciting confrontation hosted by Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi City Stadium in Al-Ahsa, in the final price round of the competition, on Monday.
The match witnessed great excitement in its events, as Al-Fateh took precedence with a goal in the 17th minute through its Moroccan player, Mourad Batna, who saved a foul outside the penalty area and hit the ball in Al-Ittihad’s net.
Al-Fateh continued its attack, and its player Murad Patna scored the second goal in the 22nd minute, after turning the cross of his Peruvian colleague Cristian Cueva with his foot past the Brazilian goalkeeper Grohe.
Al-Ittihad intensified its pressure before the end of the first half, and its Brazilian striker, Romarinho, scored a goal to reduce the difference at the 38th minute through a penalty kick.
In the second half, Al-Ittihad imposed control and waited until the 75th minute, when striker Romarinho scored the equalizer after turning his colleague Abdul Rahman Al-Aboud’s cross head into the Al-Fateh net.
Al-Ittihad intensified its attack with the retreat of the Al-Fateh players, who tried to preserve their goal and succeeded until the 90th minute.
In added time, Al-Ittihad continued its pressure and its Brazilian player, Bruno Henrique, scored the winning goal at the 90+2 minute, after he followed the header of his compatriot Romarinho, returning from the Al-Fateh defender, to hit the ball into the net, ending the match with a 3-2 victory for the guests.