Ighalo misses penalty in Saudi King’s Cup final

Ighalo misses penalty in Saudi King’s Cup final

Forward Odion Ighalo, on Friday night, laid his hands on another trophy as Al Hilal emerged Saudi Arabia’s King’s Cup winners.

Al Hilal defeated Al Wehda 9-8 on penalties after regulation and extra-time ended 1-1 at the King Abdullah Sports City.



Ighalo, Al Hilal top scorer this season was surprisingly left out of the starting XI, as the coach gave Vieto a rare opportunity to lead the attack.

Al Wehda took a shock lead five minutes after the hour mark through defender Ali Albulayhi.

Al Wehda went into the break with the lead. Al Hilal’s bench responded by bringing on Odion Ighalo for Abdullah Otayf immediately after the restart.

The former Manchester United and player did made an impact as he attempted four shots on goal.

Al Hilal finally secured an equalizer with the last kick of the game to force the match into an extra time.

After extra 30 minutes, both sides failed to find the breakthrough and the game was decided on penalties.

Ighalo, Al Hilal second taker on the night failed to score, after André Carrillo had missed the Club’s first kick.

Al Hilal however recovered from the set back to win the game 9-8 on penalties.


It is a second major trophy for Ighalo since moving to the club last year.

They lost the AFC Champions League final last week to Urawa Red Diamonds.

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