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
brace was enough for
to see off
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
grabbed his brace just seven minutes before the intervals after he converted a cross from hisAl Nassr
Sultan Al Ghannam
decided to make two substitutions before the start of the second half, and his replacements delivered immediately, as
sent a pass behind the Saudi defense for
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
, 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.
's men extended their unbeaten run in Group B, passing
for first place with 12 points, while China PR stayed fifth with three.
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