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Malcolm’s first trophy in Saudi Arabia! The former Zenit player simply destroyed the final. Video

Date: July 12, 2024 Time: 18:40:47

Malcolm’s first trophy in Saudi Arabia! The former Zenit player simply destroyed the final. Video

Mikhail Rozhdestvensky April 11, 2024, 23:25 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

Al-Hilal gave Al-Ittihad hope, but in the final minutes they destroyed it. After Ronaldo, Benzema suffered.

Al-Hilal continues flying into space. In case you missed it, this Saudi team set a world record for longest winning streak a month ago. Al-Ittihad was then eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League and Al-Hilal won for the 28th time in a row.

Since then, the record has grown exponentially and becomes even more unattainable for those who want to beat it in the future. And today Al-Hilal will not only extend the streak, but at the same time will take the title. Guess who the rivals were in the Saudi Arabia Super Cup final? It is still the same Al-Ittihad.

The Saudi Arabia Super Cup, as usually happens these days, is played in a “final four” format, and even in another country. It is true that in this case it is very close: in the United Arab Emirates. And if Al-Ittihad eliminated the modest Al-Wahda in their semi-final, whose only relative star was Odion Ighalo (remember, he played a little for Manchester United?), then Al-Hilal fought with Al-Nasr. “It was exciting and The most notable was the elimination of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Now the rivals of Malcolm, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves and others are Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté. It seems decent, but there is a small fact: in the Saudi Pro League the teams are separated by exactly 30 points. “Al-Ittihad” with 47 is the fourth, “Al-Hilal” (77) is, of course, the first.

It seemed that Malcolm immediately showed this difference when he scored in the 5th minute. And how! He intercepted the ball in the center of the field, escaped from three, played a one-two with a teammate and shot under the goalkeeper. The Brazilian-Russian has struggled with his performance for a long time this season, but this moment is a reminder of his dominance at Zenit. Fourth consecutive game with goals!

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However, Al-Ittihad managed to equalize before halfway through the second half. The team deserved a penalty, Abderrazak Hamdalla went to shoot. Bono activated the mind games and demonstrated for a long time with his hand that the attacker would hit the left corner. So he did, the goalkeeper shot, but still the kicker emerged victorious from this duel. The ball bounced towards Hamdalla and as he finished he fired a shot past Bono.

Al-Hilal took the lead just before the break: Salem Al-Dawsari ran through the area and deftly fired a low shot at the goalkeeper. He should be especially offensive to defenders: running like this after an opponent, and all in vain.

Al-Dawsari runs to celebrate the goal

Photo: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

But the intrigue persisted until the end. After 88 minutes of play, the score was still 1:2 and Al Ittihad players, remembering how Al Nasr almost sent the lost semi-final to extra time, were probably working on the last push to save the goal.

And then Malcolm got excited again. When he does drugs, it’s always a spectacle. It was the same here. A purely Brazilian backheel play with a teammate in the center of the field, a run into the box and then receiving a pass and swinging, after which the defender instantly found himself in a losing position. Malcolm never had a problem with his shot: 3:1.

The rights to the video belong to Okko. You can watch the video on the Okko Sports page on VKontakte.

But this was not enough for Al-Hilal! Al-Dawsari thought that he needed to support Malcolm and he also scored a double in the 90+6 minute. 4-1 is already a defeat. Benzema and Ronaldo are now even closer.

This is the fourth Saudi Arabian Super Cup in Al-Hilal’s history. The previous one was in the 2021/2022 season. And for Malcom this trophy is the first in Saudi Arabia! With the local Champions League in full swing, there is no doubt that this squad has excellent chances of winning the Asian treble.

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