Everything is ready for the Arabian Gulf Cup final between Al Ahli and Al Shabab
Ten past clashes between Al Ahli and Al Shabab in the Arabian Gulf Cup saw Al Ahli emerge victorious four times, Al Shabab won on three occasions while there were 3 draws.
Al Ahli's biggest cup win over Al Shabab came in the 2011-12 final, when they recorded a 5-3 win. The highest result in Al Shabab's favour came in the group stage of the 2010-11 season. In their ten Arabian Gulf Cup encounters, Al Ahli scored 17 times against Al Shabab while the latter responded with 14 goals.
Al Ahli players were booked 25 times while Al Shabab conceded 32 yellow cards. Al Shabab's Mahmoud Qassem is the most booked player in this fixture (5 yellow cards), followed by Al Ahli's Majed Hassan (4 yellow cards).
Mahmoud Qassem is also the only Al Shabab player to be sent-off against Al Ahli, while Abdulaziz Haikal received the only red card for Al Ahli. The record for most appearances in Al Ahli vs Al Shabab cup matches belongs to Al Shabab player Dawoud who featured 9 times, one more than Al Ahli's Salmin Khamis. Al Ahli former striker Grafite is the top goalscorer for this fixture with 3 goals, followed by Al Shabab's Luvannor Henrique who scored twice.