One winner and 3 losers due to the postponement of the Saudi League, Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal Clasicos

The Saudi Professional League surprised everyone by making a shocking and surprising decision regarding the scheduling of the postponed matches of the Saudi League’s 27th round as it announced the suspension of the entire tournament until May 21, a decision that left one team benefited and harmed 3 others.

The Professional League has decided to postpone the remaining matches of the current round of the Saudi League tonight, based on the decision of the Ministry of Sports and Karim’s directive to suspend official sports competitions for 3 days to mourn over the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed , President of the UAE.

The Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal summit in Jeddah topped the Saudi League’s round that started yesterday, especially after the latter’s victory over Al-Ittifaq in last Wednesday’s postponed game, widening the gap in lead between the two teams was reduced to just 6 points.

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Expectations initially suggested the matches would be held on Monday or Tuesday, then there was talk of postponing the Clasico to next week after Al-Hilal and Al-Fayha’s match in the final of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup, but the professional League postponed the end of the season from May 29 to June 23 in a decision that drew sharp criticism.

The main question about the decision, who is the winner and the loser of this massive delay? Especially the decisive El Clasio game in the title fight? The answer we are trying to give here.

One winner.. Al Hilal

Al-Hilal is the only winner to postpone the matches for such a long period of time as it is most affected if the matches are played at their predetermined time, or even if they are played on Monday or next Tuesday due to the great pressure experienced by the team during the last two months.

Al-Zaeem played the Saudi League matches before his arrest at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, then played 6 matches in the AFC Champions League group stage, then played the semi-finals of the King’s Cup and 4 matches of the Saudi League in just two weeks.

That schedule, which is very compressed and full of difficult and important matches in that crucial phase of the match, took a physical toll on the team and made it the injuries to attack his players vigorously, so it is normal for him to most benefited from not playing at the moment as this will give him a period of rest and breath and muscle recovery for the players especially as his competitors are up. On the contrary, they had a good rest before the tournament resumed.

Al-Nasr, Al-Ahly and Al-Ittihad .. 3 losers of the postponement

Al-Nassr is without a doubt one of the biggest losers from the postponement decision, although he will recover some of his injuries when the competition resumes, having had an excellent preparation period during the hiatus period, coming back strongly and putting in a very good performance. strong show against Al-Shabab, beating by four goals to two.

The victory train had barely started in the final stages of the season to settle the dispute for third place in the 2023 AFC Champions League qualifiers with Al Shabab in his favour. This will interrupt the ascending sequence and possibly reset it to zero.

Al-Ahly is also one of the losers, as it now has to play and win a match, after the last draw with Al-Batin, so that the team can regain some composure and regain some of the lost confidence. get criticized everywhere.

Al-Ittihad is arguably the biggest loser from this sudden shutdown in the Saudi League. Since facing Al-Hazm on March 18, the team has only played 3 official games and during that period there were many interruptions, affecting physical and technical coordination.

Al-Ittihad faced Al-Hazm on March 18, then Al-Fayhaa in the Cup semi-final on April 4, then retired for about a month before playing Al-Fateh on May 6. FIFA.