Press reports revealed that the Saudi Al Hilal club possesses 3 firearms to be used accurately against the Iranian independence in the match that brings them together today at Zabeel Stadium in Dubai in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League.
Al-Riyadia newspaper highlighted the statements of Youssef Al-Ghadir, coach of Al-Hilal Club: “He has the necessary weapons to excel over the Iranian team, most notably possession of the ball and pressure on the opponent in his court, and the speed of the two backs side, and Al Hilal players must play in their usual way, and take advantage of defensive lapses that may occur. It’s their competitor.”
Esteghlal Tehran is considered the second most Iranian team that Al Hilal has faced in history, as it played 10 Asian matches against it. The first won 5 times, compared to 3 victories for the leader and two draws.
The leader has a distinguished record, in his confrontations with Iranian teams in the Asian championships in general, where he met them in 39 matches, winning 17 of them against 13 defeats and a draw 9 times.
Al Hilal played its first match against the Iranian teams in the Asian Championships, against Persepolis (formerly a Peruvian) in 1991.