Odion Ighalo’s 10th League Goal Not Enough as Al-Wedha Suffers Narrow Defeat Against Al-Ittihad

Odion Ighalo's 10th Goal Not Enough as Al-Wedha Suffers Narrow Defeat Against Al-Ittihad

Nigerian forward Odion Jude Ighalo has displayed why he’s still one of the best the country has ever produced once again after netting his 10th goal of the Saudi Arabian Pro League season for Al-Wedha.

Odion Ighalo's 10th Goal Not Enough as Al-Wedha Suffers Narrow Defeat Against Al-Ittihad

However, despite his effort, Al-Wedha faced a narrow 2-1 defeat against Al-Ittihad on Monday evening at the King Abdullah Sports City, Footballrover reports.

Ighalo opened the scoring during the first half, providing hope for Al-Wedha. But the team couldn’t maintain their lead, conceding two late goals despite Al-Ittihad playing with ten men.

The match started with both teams struggling to break the deadlock, but Ighalo changed the narrative ten minutes before halftime with a clinical finish, giving the visitors the lead.

As the game progressed into the second half, both sides pushed for goals.

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The home team were later reduced to 10 men when Muhammad Al Mosa received a red card towards the end of regulation time, but that didn’t stop Abderrazak Hamdallah from scoring four minutes after that.

The 33-year-old Moroccan forward produced the game’s winning goal to hand his team the victory and all three points.

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Despite his team’s defeat, Ighalo’s performance stood out as he played the entire match, registering three shots with one on target.

Ighalo has now scored for 3 separate Saudi Pro League teams against Al-Ittihad.

The Nigerian forward has also scored double-digit goals in the Saudi Pro League, with 10 goals under his belt in 19 league appearances.

Al-Wedha currently sits in ninth place with 26 points, trailing Al-Ittihad by 11 points and league leaders Al-Hilal by 33 points.

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Following this setback, Al-Wedha finds themselves without a win in their last four league games, with two away defeats and two home draws.

Ighalo and his teammates will aim to bounce back as they prepare to host Al-Taawoun in their next fixture on Thursday.

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