JEDDAH: Al-Hilal football team beat Al-Ahli 3-2 on Thursday in the King Cup of Champions Final, watched by King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif and other top officials at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.
With the victory, Riyadh-based Al-Hilal collected its 56th trophy, 8th King’s Cup and second championship this season. It had earlier been crowned champion in the Saudi Premier League 2017.
Al-Hilal, coached by Ramon Diaz, scored first in the 28th minute through Syrian attacker Omar Kharbin. Al-Ahli’s Motaz Hawsawi equalized the score in the 44th minute. Al-Hilal’s Mohammad Jahfali then scored in the 77th minute, followed by a third goal by Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo in the 90th minute. Al-Ahli’s Syrian striker Omar Al-Souma scored a penalty kick in the 94th minute.
King Salman later awarded the champion’s trophy to the jubilant Al-Hilal players.