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Saudi Arabia beat China 3-2 in Asian World Cup Qualifiers

Tue 12 October 2021 | 20:59

Saudi Arabia continued their fantastic run in the AFC Asian Qualifiers as they claimed their fourth consecutive victory after beating China PR 3-2 at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Tuesday.

Sami Al Najei

’s

brace was enough for

Saudi Arabia

to see off

China

in an entertaining FIFA World Cup qualifier in Jeddah.

The 24-year-old midfielder took the lead for the host after fifteen minutes of the game when he sent the ball into the top corner beyond

Yan Junling

’s

hand.

Al Najei

grabbed his brace just seven minutes before the intervals after he converted a cross from his

Al Nassr

teammate

Sultan Al Ghannam

.

China PR

head coach

Li Tie

decided to make two substitutions before the start of the second half, and his replacements delivered immediately, as

A Lan

sent a pass behind the Saudi defense for

Luo Guofo

to reduce the goal difference to one.

Firas Al Buraikan

 came off the bench and repeated heroics from the previous game by scoring Saudis third goal.

China PR pulled one back through

Wu Xi

, but it was not enough to mount a comeback as the Saudis held on to earn their first-ever win against the Chinese in FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Herve Renard

's men extended their unbeaten run in Group B, passing

Australia

for first place with 12 points, while China PR stayed fifth with three.


source: SportMob

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