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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt

Volgograd Arena
Jun 25, 2018 19:30 IST
Full Time
Salman
(46')
Salem
(91')
M Salah
(23')
Ali Gabr
(46')
A. Fathi
(87')
Saudi Arabia beat Egypt (2 - 1)
  • Saudi Arabia
    KSA
    Egypt
    EGY
  • 62%
    POSSESSION
    38%
  • 2
    GOALS
    1
  • 22
    SHOTS
    8
  • 7
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    1
  • 7
    FOULS COMMITED
    16
  • 0
    YELLOW CARDS
    2
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 1
    OFF SIDES
    3
  • 7
    CORNER KICKS
    2
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Volgograd Arena
  • Date Jun 25, 2018 07:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 36823
Match Completed
91'
Salem
87'
A. Fathi
82'
Mahmoud Trezeguet
Mahmoud Kahraba
80'
Fahad Almuwallad
Yahia Alshehri
66'
Hatan Bahbir
Muhannad Asiri
65'
Marwan Mohsen
Ramadan Sobhy
Half Time
46'
Abdalla Said
Amr Warda
46'
Salman
46'
Ali Gabr
23'
M Salah
Kick Off

Saudi Arabia

4-5-1
  • 19
    Fahad Al-Muwallad
  • 9
    Hattan Bahbir
    7
    Salman Al-Faraj
    14
    Abdullah Otayf
    16
    Hussain Al Moqahwi
    18
    Salem Al-Dawsari
  • 6
    Mohammed Al-Burayk
    3
    Osama Hawsawi
    23
    Motaz Hawsawi
    13
    Yasir Al-Shahrani
  • 21
    Yasser Al-Mosailem
MIDFIELDER
15
Abdullah Al Khaibari
Midfielder
14
Abdullah Ibrahim Otayf
Midfielder
11
AbdulMalek Al Khaibri
Midfielder
9
Hattan Sultan Bahbir
Midfielder
16
Hussain Al Moqahwi
Midfielder
12
Mohamed Ibrahim Kanno
Midfielder
18
Salem Muhamed Al-Dawsari
Midfielder
7
Salman Mohammed Al-Faraj
Midfielder
17
Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam
Midfielder
8
Yahia Sulaiman Ali Al-Shehri
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mayouf
Goalkeeper
22
Mohammed Al-Owais
Goalkeeper
21
Yasser Al-Mosailem
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
19
Fahad Mosaed Al-Muwallad
Forward
10
Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
Forward
20
Muhannad Ahmed Abu Radeah Assiri
Forward
DEFENDER
4
Ali Hadi Al Bulayhi
Defender
2
Mansour Ateeg Al-Harbi
Defender
6
Mohammed Al-Burayk
Defender
23
Motaz Ali Hassan Hawsawi
Defender
5
Omar Ibrahim Omar Othman Hawsawi
Defender
3
Osama Hawsawi
Defender
13
Yasir Gharsan Al-Shahrani
Defender

Egypt

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Marwan Mohsen
  • 10
    Mohamed Salah
    19
    Abdalla Said
    21
    Trezeguet
  • 17
    Mohamed Elneny
    8
    Tarek Hamed
  • 7
    Ahmed Fathi
    2
    Ali Gabr
    6
    Ahmed Hegazy
    13
    Mohamed AbdelShafy
  • 1
    Essam El Hadary
MIDFIELDER
19
Abdalla Said
Midfielder
21
Mahmoud Ibrahim Hassan
Midfielder
17
Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny
Midfielder
4
Omar Mahmoud Gaber
Midfielder
5
Samy Sayed Morsy
Midfielder
8
Tarek Hamed
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Essam El Hadary
Goalkeeper
23
Mohamed El-Shenawy
Goalkeeper
16
Sherif Ekramy
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
22
Amr Medhat Warda
Forward
18
Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah
Forward
11
Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim
Forward
9
Marwan Mohsen
Forward
10
Mohamed Salah Ghaly
Forward
14
Ramadan Sobhy
Forward
DEFENDER
3
Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah
Defender
6
Ahmed Elsayed Ali Elsayed Hegazy
Defender
7
Ahmed Fathi
Defender
2
Ali Gabr Gabr Mossad
Defender
12
Ayman Ashraf
Defender
15
Mahmoud Hamdy
Defender
13
Mohamed AbdelShafy
Defender
20
Saad El-Din Samir
Defender
90'
Strong effort from both teams but Saudi Arabia win with the last kick
Egypt looked the more tired team as the game came to a close and gave Saudi Arabia just enough space to set up the Salem Aldawsari goal that was a team goal at heart. Saudi Arabia will go home with three points and a good feeling, having earned a victory at the final whistle.
90'
Saudi Arabia find the winner! Aldawsari scores!
Salem Aldawsari receives a short chip inside the box after a series of clean passes to work a chance and hits it across the goal! Saudi Arabia finally have a win at the World Cup!
90'
Last chance cross from Warda
From the right wing Amr Warda tries to find anyone at the far post but his cross floats out.
90'
Ball bouncing around midfield
Neither team can find any organized attack right now as the clock winds down.
90'
4 minutes injury time
Four minutes of injury time left in the World Cup for Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
90'
Goal
Salem Aldawsari. Assist by Abdullah Otayf (Saudi Arabia)
89'
Aldawsari with a run down the left
Salem Aldawsari races up the left and has a deft dribble before running out of room.
87'
Saudi Arabia looking for the winner
Hussain Almoqahwi tries an acrobatic effort off a pass from Yasir Alshahrani but his effort goes out.
86'
Yellow card - Egypt - Fathi
Ahmed Fathi receives a caution for a challenge on Mohamed Abdelshafy.
86'
Yellow Card
Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)
85'
Salah offside again
Mohamed Salah tries another run near half but is beyond the defense again before the pass comes.
84'
Salah offside on the left side
Late flag and whistle for the winger receiving a pass well ahead of the high defensive line.
81'
Cross for Aldawsari
Salem Aldawsari rises to receive a cross at the back post but Essam El Hadary covers the header.
81'
Substitution - Egypt - Kahraba enters for Trezeguet
Mahmoud Kahraba enters for Mahmoud Trezeguet.
81'
Substitution
Mahmoud Kahraba (on). Mahmoud Trezeguet (off). (Egypt)
80'
Saudi Arabia free kick
The effort goes straight into the wall and out.
80'
Substitution - Saudi Arabia - Alshehri for Almuwallad
Yahia Alshehri enters for Fahad Almuwallad.
79'
Open game for both teams
A rare physical challenge comes in from Ahmed Fathi and sets up another free kick.
79'
Substitution
Yahia Alshehri (on). Fahad Almuwallad (off). (Saudi Arabia)
78'
Egypt pushing for a goal
Ahmed Hegazy tries to chip a cross to the far post but Saudi Arabia heads it out for a corner that is taken short and cleared upfield.
76'
Egypt have resources forward
In attack Egypt have four players forward in the box and a single defender sitting deep.
74'
Alfaraj sends the free kick high and out
Salman Alfaraj kicks it well over the wall and goal.
73'
Saudi Arabia free kick chance
On a quick counter Fahad Almuwallad is fouled in the center 25 yards from goal.
71'
Elneny has a shot
Mohamed Elneny takes a shot from the inside right but it does not trouble Yasser Almosailem and sails out for a goal kick. End-to-end action right now.
70'
Another El Hadary save
From a corner another header comes in but Essam El Hadary is in perfect position to save the Muhannad Asiri effort at the far post.
69'
El Hadary saves a header
Mahmoud Trezeguet tries a cross from the byline but Salman Alfaraj controls, juggles and clears it up the field. After going out for a throw, Alfaraj tries a long pass into the box but Essam El Hadary saves the header from Hussain Almoqahwi.
65'
Substitution - Saudi Arabia - Asiri for Bahbir
Muhannad Asiri enters for Hatan Bahbir.
65'
Substitution
Muhannad Asiri (on). Hatan Bahbir (off). (Saudi Arabia)
64'
Substitution - Egypt - Sobhy for Saad
Ramadan Sobhy enters for Samir Saad.
64'
Substitution
Ramadan Sobhy (on). Marwan Mohsen (off). (Egypt)
63'
Another shot from distance
Hussain Almoqahwi receives the ball at the top of the box and sends it over the goal. Egypt is keeping players forward so there is space between the lines for these deep efforts on goal.
61'
Egypt under pressure
Salem Aldawsari has a nice run cleared away and a corner is played short but a cross to the back post does not reach a Saudi Arabian player.
60'
Bahbir shot way off target
Hatan Bahbir hits a shot high into the stadium end from outside the box.
59'
Foul on the wing
Abdullah Otayf slides into Mahmoud Trezeguet to stop an Egyptian attack up the left side.
57'
Chance for Trezeguet
Mahmoud Trezeguet gets his head to a ball in the box but the effort is wide.
56'
Egypt with a chance from the right corner
Salman Alfaraj commits a foul in the right corner and Egypt has their first free kick of the half. Mohamed Salah curls in a low cross but it is cleared away at the near post with a low header.
55'
Mohsen shoots high
Essam El Hadary gets his fists on a cross but the ball falls right to Marwan Mohsen who sends it high over the goal from 12 yards away.
53'
Salah interception - cross blocked
Mohamed Salah intercepts a loose pass on the right but his cross to a mostly empty box is blocked.
52'
Fahad stopped on the right
Saudi Arabia continue to possess around and inside the box. On the right Fahad Almuwallad turns his defender but his centering effort is cleared.
49'
Saud Arabia have a corner from the left
Salman Alfaraj swings a high ball to the back side. Motaz Hawsawi goes down and shouts for the penalty but no call for the defender.
48'
Saudi Arabia with the first attacks of the half
Twice Saudi Arabia cannot find the final ball down the right side through Mohamed Alburayk or Salman Alfaraj .
46'
Second half starts
Other than the late Egypt substitution no changes at half for either team.
45'
Saudi Arabia with the late goal
Salman Alfaraj converts a video-reviewed penalty deep into injury time and Saudi Arabia heads into the locker room with something to show for a strong late push in the first half. Egypt could have had more goals with better finishing but the scoreline reflects an even first half.
45'
Saudi Arabia score! Match level 1-1!
Salman Alfaraj steps into the left-footed kick. Essam El Hadary dives the wrong way and the ball settles into the left side of the net. Saudi Arabia have their first goal of the World Cup!
45'
Different penalty taker for Saudi Arabia
Salman Alfaraj stands over the spot ready to try to level the score.
45'
Yellow card - Egypt - Gabr
Ali Gabr receives a yellow card for his work on Fahad Almuwallad that set up the penalty.
45'
VAR Review
Referee Wilmar Roldan heads off the field to look at the video screen and examine the incident between Ali Gabr and Fahad Almuwallad.
45'
Another Penalty for Saudi Arabia!
Ali Gabr has his hands on the back of Fahad Almuwallad who goes to ground as a pass is played in on the left side of the box. Referee Wilmar Roldan signals for a penalty kick and listens to the Video Assistant Referee before the kick is taken.
45'
3 minutes injury time
Three minutes injury time given.
45'
Substitution
Amr Warda (on). Abdalla Said (off). (Egypt)
45'
Penalty Kick - Goal
Penalty Kick - Goal - Salman Alfaraj (Saudi Arabia)
45'
Yellow Card
Ali Gabr (Egypt)
43'
El Hadary has a breather
After all of that action Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary takes a brief injury break.
41'
Saudi Arabia have a corner from the penalty save
Nothing comes of the corner thanks to calm Egyptian defending with the ball in and around the 6-yard box.
41'
Penalty kick saved!
Fahad Almuwallad lines up and hits a low shot. Essam El Hadary dives to his right and deflects the ball into the bar and Saudi Arabia cannot put in the rebound.
39'
Penalty for Saudi Arabia
Yasir Alshahrani tries a cross from the left side of the box. The ball goes behind Ahmed Fathi and into his right arm. Referee Wilmar Roldan signals a penalty.
38'
Another corner for Saudi Arabia
Another left corner taken and cleared upfield but Egypt cannot counter behind it.
37'
Best chance for Saudi Arabia
Salman Alfaraj shoots from the center of the box but his effort deflects off Ahmed Hegazy and out for a corner.
34'
Trezeguet with two shots
Mahmoud Trezeguet has two chances at the same right-footed curler aimed at the top right corner of the goal but both efforts sail high and wide. The left winger continues to find space with the defense preoccupied by Mohamed Salah in the center.
33'
Saudi Arabia denied on the right
Mohamed Alburayk and Hatan Bahbir work it in the right corner but the defense clears it away before the right-back can put in a cross or cut it back.
31'
Saudi Arabia corner kick
After a cross is cleared out for a corner kick, Salman Alfaraj curls in the ball from the left corner but hits it over the box. The cross in from the other side goes directly out and over the byline.
26'
Saudi Arabia have to work harder find their first goal of the tournament
Egypt look the more active and adventurous side so far which is mostly down to Mohamed Salah making smart runs behind a high defensive line.
24'
Salah chips it wide
After an Egyptian attack gets cleared away, Mohamed Salah runs onto another long ball and tries to chip over the onrushing goalkeeper but this time his effort at the open net goes wide to the right.
22'
Salah scores! Egypt lead 1-0!
Mohamed Salah makes another run down the center on a long pass from his own half. Yasser Almosailem runs to the edge of the box but cannot reach the ball before the Liverpool winger calmly lobs it over his head.
22'
Goal
Mohamed Salah. Assist by Abdalla Said (Egypt)
21'
Saudi cross from the right side
Hussain Almoqahwi curls a short cross in from the right corner but Essam El Hadary catches in front of his goal.
20'
Salah offside on the left
Mohamed Salah has been drifting all across the Saudi Arabia back line and is only inches offside making a run down the left channel.
16'
Salah with an exciting run down the right
Mohamed Salah runs onto a ball in his own half and sends it forward into space but Motaz Hawsawi beats him in a foot race and clears back to goalkeeper Yasser Almosailem.
15'
Salem Aldawsari possesses, shoots high
Saudi Arabia counter through Salem Aldawsari who takes the ball from the center of the pitch all the way to the top of the Egypt box. His right-footed effort sails over the bar.
13'
No physical play so far
Unlike the start of other Group A games, both teams have yet to commit a foul or put in a rough challenge of note.
12'
Long shot from Saudi Arabia
Salem Aldawsari has a go from distance in the left channel but his attempt flies high over the goal.
10'
Egypt attacks down the left side
Mahmoud Trezeguet tries a cross from the byline but his pass is behind the runners through the middle and cleared upfield.
8'
More action from the Saudi Arabian full-backs
Yasir Alshahrani dribbles in space along the left side of the box and his cross is blocked for the first corner of the game for Saudi Arabia.
6'
Saudi Arabia trying to get the full-backs involved
Mohamed Alburayk makes a run but he cannot reach a long pass near the back post.
3'
Saudi Arabia takes the first shot of the game
Hussain Almoqahwi has a shot from outside the box but drags the right-footer wide to the left. Out for a goal kick.
2'
Both teams giving space
Unlike the tighter defensive structure from the start of earlier group games, both teams have their full-backs pushing forward already trying to find options along the wing.
1'
Match begins
Saudi Arabia begin from the left
0'
Uniforms
Saudi Arabia wear bright green shirts, shorts and socks. Egypt wear white shirts, black shorts, white socks.
0'
Players take the field - National anthems
Saudi Arabia hear their anthem first, Egypt second.
0'
Egypt starters
Egypt (4-2-3-1) XI: El Hadary – Fathi, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy – Elneny, Hamed – Salah, Said, Trezeguet – Mohsen<br> Bench: Elshenawy, Ekramy, Saad, Hamdy, Ashraf, Elmohamady, Shikabala, Morsy, Warda, Sobhy, Kahraba
0'
Saudi Arabia starters
Saudi Arabia (4-5-1) XI: Almosailem – Alburayk, O. Hawsawi, M. Hawsawi, Alshahrani – Bahbir, Alfaraj, Otayf, Almoqahwi, Aldawsari – Almuwallad<br> Bench: Almuaiouf, Alowais, Alharbi, Alshehri, Kanno, Alkhaibri, Alkhaibari, Alsahlawi, Asiri
0'
Group A Matchday 3 - Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt
Group A play ends this afternoon with Saudi Arabia taking on Egypt in Volgograd Arena. It has certainly been a difficult tournament for both teams but the lack of pressure on the match today could lead to a more relaxed and open game than either has managed so far against superior Russian and Uruguayan opposition. Even though the countries share an aquatic border to the east of Egypt, they belong to separate confederations and have never met in the World Cup. As impressive and difficult and rare as qualification for the World Cup can be – ask the United States or Chile or Italy – both teams will have hoped to have done better in 2018.<br> Saudi Arabia had the worst possible start a team could have, losing 5-0 to hosts Russia in the opening game of the tournament. Though it now appears that the Russian team was underrated by football experts, Saudi Arabian manager Juan Antonio Pizzi would not have thought his side was five goals worse than the Russians 11 days ago. His team has yet to score in either match, losing 1-0 to Uruguay in the second group stage game while managing only 2 shots on target. Losing matches in the World Cup is not a new thing for Saudi Arabia but their dismal record (8 losses, 2 draws in the last 10 matches) could motivate the team to try for the three points today.<br> Egypt had higher hopes this year and would have dreamed somewhat practically for a strong start to group play against favorites Uruguay. Even with star Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah unavailable for the first matchday after suffering a shoulder injury in the UEFA Champions League final, the Egyptian defense held the Uruguayan attack scoreless until an 89th minute header from Jose Gimenez broke the tie. In the next match against Russia, full-back Ahmed Fathi was unlucky in gifting the hosts an own goal to open the scoring in a 3-1 defeat. Salah started and found the back of the net from a penalty kick in the losing effort as the Russian win advanced them to the knockout round and eliminated Egypt from advancing out of the group.<br> Egypt has never won a game at the World Cup so the opportunity to at least make history could provide some consolation. This is the third place game in Group A and both sides will have national pride at stake knowing it could be four or more years until the world stops to watch them play football again. The Gulf of Aqaba derby will hopefully bring joy to at least one country today.