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Saudi League: Ighalo in terrific form, nets brace in Al-Shabab six goal thriller

Nigerian starker Odion Ighalo netted a brace to help his club Al Shabab pick a point against AL Ittifaq in their Saudi Professional Football League game on Saturday.

The Former Manchester United was the star of the game at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh as his two well-taken goals put Al-Shabab in perfect position before the visitors fought back to spoil the party.

Ighalo scored the opening goal in the 39th minute after connecting with a pass from Saudi Arabian midfielder Moteb Al-Harbi.

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Argentina midfielder Eva Banega converted a late first-half penalty for Al-Shabab to make it 2-0, before creating Ighalo’s second goal and third goal for Al-Shabab in the game five minutes after the resumption.

However, Al-Shabab lost their way in the game and the visitors rallied back to draw 3-3 before the final whistle.

Walid Azarou made it 3-1 with a fine finish in the 77th minutes, before Robin Quaison scored from a penalty to make it 3-2.

The thing went from bad to worse for Al-Shabab as Chilean defender Igor Lichnovsky was sent off by the referee in the 87th minute.




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