RIYADH: Saudi Arabia are through to the final of the 2022 Arab Cup U-20 after a comprehensive 5-0 defeat of Palestine at Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha on Wednesday.
After a scoreless opening half-hour, Saudi Arabia took control of the match and scored the first goal on 36 minutes through Mohammed Sulaiman. Star of the tournament Abdullah Radif scored on the stroke of half-time and then gave Saudi a three-goal lead with his second of the match on 65 minutes.
With the result beyond doubt, the home team was able to add goals by Abdulaziz Al-Aliwa on 67 minutes and Saleh Al-Rahmani three minutes from the end.
Saudi Arabia reached the semi-finals after beating Yemen on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the thrilling last-four clash. They will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Algeria and Egypt in Saturday’s final.