Ittihad down Riyadh, meet Hilal next

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Waleed Abdul Hadi

Published — Sunday 1 April 2001

Last Update 1 April 2001 4:15 am

RIYADH, 1 April —  Al-Ittihad of Jeddah downed local challengers Al-Riyadh 2-1 in the Crown Prince Cup yesterday.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The winners, who led 1-0 at the interval, will next play Al-Hilal in Riyadh.

Sergio scored both the goals for Ittihad, the first in the 11th minute and the second through a spot kick in the 88th minute. Riyadh’s consolation goal came in injury time through Ibrahim Al-Mufarrej.

Ittihad’s Muhammad Al-Khilaiwi was sent off in the 63rd minute and will miss the crucial match with Hilal.

In the second match of the competition played in Makkah, Al-Shabab of Riyadh came back strongly in the second half to defeat Al-Wehda 2-1 after conceding a goal in the 39th minute. Muhammad Al-Harshan put Wehda ahead with a header.

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