Al-Ittihad's exclusion from the AFC Champions League occurred in the absence of Benzema and Kanté

Football news 12 mar 2024, 17:07
Al-Ittihad's exclusion from the AFC Champions League occurred in the absence of Benzema and Kanté Photo: https://twitter.com/Alhilal_EN

In the AFC Champions League playoff rematch, Al-Ittihad hosted Al-Hilal at home. The initial encounter concluded with the latter's victory, securing a 2-0 scoreline.

This fixture unfolded evenly, yet Al-Hilal capitalized on two crucial moments. Al-Shahrani struck in the 61st minute, sealing the match with Malcolm's goal deep into stoppage time. Al-Hilal emerged triumphant in both matches, each with a scoreline of 2-0, securing their berth in the AFC Champions League semi-finals, where they will face Al-Ain.

Notably, Al-Ittihad competed in this match without the services of Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kanté. Furthermore, they received an additional red card during this encounter.

AFC Champions League

Al-Ittihad 0 - 2 Al-Hilal
Goals: 0:1 - 61' Al-Shahrani, 0:2 - 90+5' Malcolm

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