Al-Hilal received a new blow to continue its stumbling domestically, after losing 2-1 from Al-Fateh in the Roshan Saudi Professional Football League on Monday.
Al-Hilal, the defending champion and finalist of the AFC Champions League, wasted points for the second consecutive match after tying with Al-Wehda, who is four points away from the relegation zone.
Al-Hilal’s balance froze at 33 points from 17 matches, in fifth place, lagging 13 points behind Al-Nasr, the leader, who played two more matches.
Al-Fateh raised its score to 31 points from 19 matches, to occupy sixth place.
The intention to open appeared early after he scored 15 minutes later via Petros, but the video assistant referee canceled the goal for offside.
Christian Tew scored the first goal for Al-Fateh six minutes before the end of the first half, after receiving a wonderful pass from Murad Patna, and fired accurately into the far right corner of goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf.
The goal came seven minutes after Al-Hilal’s most dangerous chances in the first half through Abdullah Al-Hamdan, who shot from close range, but the ball passed near the left post.
Al-Hilal player Michael demanded a penalty kick after he was fouled in the 78th minute, but the video assistant referee ordered the play to continue.
Two minutes later, with a wonderful individual effort, Khaled Al-Ghannam scored the second goal for the visiting team, after he penetrated from the left side and hit a creeping ball on the left side.
Saleh Al-Shehri reduced the score for Al-Hilal in the fourth minute of stoppage time, after he converted Michael’s ground pass into the goal from close range without control.