The Al-Hilal first football team held the breath of its supporters before Malian Musa Mariga snatched a goal in the fatal time, advancing Al-Azraq to the semi-finals of the 2022 AFC Champions League, after its 1-0 victory over Foolad Khuzestan, Iran, in the confrontation that brought them together, Thursday, at Al Janoub Stadium. in Al-Wakra, Qatar.
Mali Musa Mariga assumed the character of the hero, by scoring the match’s only goal in the fatal time at the 87th minute, to put Al-Hilal in the semi-finals of the tournament against Al-Duhail.
The match started quickly on the part of the Al-Hilal team, and Argentine Luciano Vietto almost opened the scoring with a shot that was controlled by the Iranian goalkeeper, with the opponent relying on counterattacks, which came with two chances for the Iranian team, which was brilliantly saved by Abdullah Al-Mayouf, the Azraq goalkeeper, after 15 minutes had passed.
Over time, the Iranian team entered the atmosphere of the match, and Al-Hilal began to exchange attacks, and after half an hour the game calmed down between the two teams, and the game was confined to the middle of the field, so that the first half of the match ended with a goalless draw.
The second half started with absolute crescent control in an attempt to open the scoring, and Argentine Ramon Diaz, Al Hilal coach, pushed Saud Abdel Hamid, substitute for Nasser Al Dosari, in order to intensify the offensive pressure, and Hamad Al Yami had an opportunity, but he fired over the Iranian team’s goal.
Vito was close to opening the scoring with a powerful shot from inside the 18th area, which was blocked by the Iranian goalkeeper at the 63rd minute, and Foolad responded with a header that bounced off the crossbar, to be dispersed by the Crescent defense and keep the danger away from Al-Mayouf’s goal.
Diaz made two substitutions, with the entry of Saleh Al-Shehri, Abdullah Al-Hamdan and Muhammad Al-Buraik, respectively, so that Malian Musa Mariga could score, taking advantage of Al-Shehri’s pass, and hit a ball that hit the net at the 87th minute, and the Japanese referee counted 4 minutes that did not result in a change in the result to qualify for the semi-finals against Al-Duhail of Qatar. , Next sunday.
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