Syrian Omar Al-Soma, Al-Ahly’s striker, led his team to qualify for the quarter-finals after winning 2-1 against its guest Al-Faisali, “the title holder”, in the confrontation hosted by Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in Jeddah, in the King’s Cup final price round, on Tuesday.
Al-Faisaly performed well in the first half, which ended with a goal at the 90+4 minute through French player Romain Amalvento, who converted the pass of his colleague Abdul Rahman Al-Dosari with his foot past goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Rubaie.
In the second half, Al-Ahly imposed its control, and there was a real chance for Abdul Rahman Gharib, who received a pass from his colleague Haitham Asiri to hit the ball, but it found defender Yassin Barnawi, who intercepted it and pushed it away from the goal.
Al-Ahly continued its attack, and its player Haitham Asiri missed a goal after receiving a pass from his colleague Hussein Al-Maqhawi to face the goal and hit the ball, but it topped the net.
Al-Ahly intensified its attack, and its Brazilian defender Danclair scored the equalizer in the 63rd minute, after rising to the cross of his colleague Hussein Al-Maqhoui and heading the ball into the Al-Faisaly net.
Al-Faisaly responded quickly and his player Abdul Rahman Al-Dosari almost scored the second goal when he hit a strong ball from outside the penalty area, but it found goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Rubaie, who narrowly missed it.
At the 88th minute, Al-Ahly striker Omar Al-Soma scored the second goal after completing the pass of his colleague Hussein Al-Maqhawi with his foot past goalkeeper Mustafa Malaika.
In added time, Al-Faisaly intensified his attack in search of the equalizer, and his striker Julio Tavares had a real opportunity after rising to the cross of his Brazilian colleague Guillermi and turning the ball with his head, but it found goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Rubaie, who removed it in the last moments, to end the match with Al-Ahly victory 2-1.
Al-Ahly will meet its host Al Shabab in the quarter-finals at King Fahd International Stadium in the capital, Riyadh.