Al-Batin suspended Al-Hilal’s series of victories after their 1-1 draw, in the confrontation that took place at its stadium in the city of Hafar Al-Yatten, in the 18th stage of the Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup.
Al-Batin performed well in the match, as his Angolan striker Fabio Abreu almost opened the scoring after 3 minutes, when he rose to the cross of his colleague Zakaria Sami and headed the ball, but it hit the post.
Al-Batin continued his attack, and Angolan striker Fabio Abreu scored the first goal in the 31st minute, after completing the pass of his colleague Mohamed Nagy with his foot past Al-Hilal.
Al Hilal tried to return quickly and a dangerous opportunity came to its Peruvian player Andre Carrillo, who fired a powerful ball from outside the penalty area, but it found Uruguayan goalkeeper Martin Kompania, who pushed it away with difficulty.
Al Hilal intensified its attack and its Brazilian player Matthews Pereira almost scored the equalizer after receiving a pass from his colleague Salem Al Dosari in front of the goal to hit the ball strong, but it found the Uruguayan goalkeeper Kompania, who narrowly missed it.
In the second half, Al Hilal continued its attack, and its French substitute striker Bafetimbi Gomez scored the equalizer at the 54th minute through a penalty kick.
Al-Hilal faced great difficulty in the second half to penetrate the distinguished defense of Al-Batin, and it had a real chance in stoppage time for Argentine player Luciano Vieto, who received a pass in front of the goal by his colleague Saleh Al-Shehri, but he hit the ball outside the net.
With this result, Al Hilal’s balance increased to 31 to remain in fourth place temporarily, and Al-Batin’s balance increased to 16 points to advance to 14th place temporarily.