Al-Hilal set a date with Al-Nassr in the final match of the King Salman Cup for Arab clubs in the Saudi summit match, after its ten-man victory over its other local rival, Al-Shabab, 3-1 in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Mohamed Kno scored Al-Hilal’s first goal in the ninth minute, following a cross pass next to the corner flag by Ruben Neves, who was replaced by his Portuguese compatriot, coach Georgie Jesus, after the goalkeeper and captain Abdullah Al-Mayouf was sent off in the 25th minute.
Abdullah Al-Joui fired a shot towards the goal, so that Al-Mayouf deliberately touched the ball with his hand from outside the penalty area, so that the Egyptian referee, Amin Omar, declared the red card to Al-Mayouf, and replaced him with Habib Al-Watan instead of Neves.
Against the course of play, Brazilian Malcom doubled the score in the third minute of stoppage time for the first half, with a direct shot after a cross with a header from Sergey Milinkovic-Savic, after another cross from Saud Abdel Hamid.
Gustavo Cuellar, the former Al-Hilal player, narrowed the gap with a massive shot from outside the penalty area after a cross pass from a corner kick carried out by captain Ever Banega and returned to the Colombian player to score in the 56th minute.
The second captain, Salem Al-Dosari, led a successful counter-attack and dodged a defender before sending the ball with his heel to substitute Abdullah Al-Hamdan, to add the third goal for Al-Hilal in stoppage time.