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Saudi Arabia lay down marker at Asian Cup with crushing win over North Korea

Saudi Arabia lay down marker at Asian Cup with crushing win over North Korea

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Challenging a second Asian Cup on UAE soil, Saudi Arabia are looking for a comparative achievement. They got off to a convincing start yesterday.

The 1996 champions, the fourth-positioned group on the continent, ignored North Korea at a partisan Rashid Stadium in Dubai, triumphing 4-0. In the meantime, they conveyed an announcement of aim to their opponents this month.

As a matter of fact, North Korea gave little obstruction, defeated and out-thought by Juan Antonio Pizzi's inexorably smooth side. Any desire for a positive outcome long gone, they played the whole second half with 10 men.


Still considered  Asian heavyweights, Saudi Arabia's title win in the UAE 23 years prior was their third Asian crown. A lot to their vexation, it remains their latest.

4⃣⭐ @SaudiNT earn their first three points of the #AsianCup2019!

Match report 👉

— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 8, 2019

Be that as it may, against a needling North Korea in their Group E opener, they ruled and headed to an agreeable three. Abdullah Al Otayf double-crossed the Rolls Royce midfielder he can do, when the conditions plan to support him.

Salem Al Dawsari, celebrated for scoring the victor this late spring in the World Cup conflict with Egypt, drifted into perilous regions and persuaded partners, in his ongoing job as skipper. He topped his night with an objective.

Whenever required, guardian Mohammed Al Owais was impenetrable. Somewhere else, relative amateur Abdulaziz Albishi inspired in the center.

4-0 for @SaudiNT_EN and the party is on in #Dubai 🇸🇦 🎶#AsianCup2019

— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 8, 2019

Saudi's opener grabbed the eye, as well. They had effectively gone close before Hatan Bahbri gathered the ball on the left in the 28th moment, shimmied past his marker and twisted a relentless exertion past Ri Myong-guk in the North Korea objective

At that point, in a two-minute spell, North Korea's odds vanished into the Dubai night. To start with, Han Kwang-tune took woefully askew when plain inside the six-yard box. Nearly instantly, at the opposite end, protector Mohammed Al Fatil connected an adorable flick to Mohammed Al Burayk's whipped free-kick to twofold Saudi Arabia's leverage.

One moment before half time, and with head probably as yet turning, Italian-based Han became baffled at the Saudis perfect transaction. He slashed at the back of Hussein Al Moqahwi. As of now on a yellow, Han saw red.