The meeting resumes and the excitement and fun are back again in the Clasico that brings the youth and Al Ittihad together this evening, Monday, at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, in the postponed meeting of the ninth round of the Saudi League Roshan. meeting of two teams that met two weeks ago in the competition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Jeddah for the 16th round Al-Ittihad was able to eliminate Al-Shabab from the competition with a score of 4-3, after a draw in the match (1-1) and left to the quarter-final round to face Al-Faihaa in Al-Majma’a. Technically the level of the two teams is almost close in terms of Al-Shabaab lost to Al-Wahda, which is his second defeat in the tournament. Al Ittihad were defeated last Thursday by Al Hilal, which is their first of the season.
This match deserves to be the pinnacle of the restoration of the “lost rhythm” after the two teams stumbled in the last round.
Al Ittihad will need to quickly restore the tone of the win to keep their chances of fighting for first place as the team is currently in fourth place with 24 points and the win moves them to second place and makes them a strong contender for the top of the standings. .
While Al Shabaab enters the match and has been suffering from a shake-up and declining level since returning from suspension after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and has lost the lead he controlled before the suspension and is currently in second place with 25 points.
The matchup will be between the second strongest attack in the league, where Al Shabab scored 25 goals, and the strongest defense in the competition, where Al Ittihad scored just 4 goals.
Spanish youth coach Festini Moreno strives to play in a balanced way, relying on the maneuvering area and shots from outside the area, and often plays in a 4-4-2 formation that changes depending on the circumstances and events of the match. – while the coach of the Portuguese federation Nuno Santo intends to strengthen the rear, especially in the absence of Tarik Hamed, in order to accumulate cards based on the 4-2-3-1 method.