Ahmed Sharahili (12), Alfred Ndiaye (70) and Argentine Christian Guanca (90 + 5) scored the goals.
Al-Shabab compensated for its sudden loss to its guest Al-Fateh 1-2 in the last stage, and achieved its twelfth victory this season, strengthening its position in the lead with 41 points, temporarily extending the difference to five points for its direct pursuit of the title-holder Al-Hilal, who is awaiting a fiery summit Tuesday against its neighbor Al-Nasr at the end of the stage .
On the other hand, Al-Ahly’s balance stuck at 35 points in third place after losing its fifth this season and failing to win in its last three matches, and it is threatening to fall to fourth place if its neighbor Al-Ittihad beats its guest Al-Faisaly today, Tuesday.
Al-Shabab started the first half, attacking and succeeded in opening the scoring when defender Shrahili lifted the ball from a free kick and headed it to the right of Muhammad Al Owais (12).
And Mohamed Al Owais saved his goal from an investigator when he confronted the ball of Portuguese Fabio Martinez (42).
Al-Ahly almost equalized in the last minute of the first half with a powerful free kick by the Syrian international Omar Al-Somah, which was saved by Zaid Al-Bawardi with his fists before the defense dispersed it.
Al-Ahly searched for a draw at the beginning of the second half and almost achieved it had it not been for Al Bawardi’s brilliance by pushing him a strong ball to Al Somah to a corner (56), then Sultan Mendes hit a strong ball that passed next to the post (59).
Al-Shabab strengthened its lead with a strong header for Ndiaye, after a corner kick that was placed to the left of Al Owais (70). An opportunity was created for the youth to add a third goal, but Nawaf Al-Abed’s ball overcame the crossbar (86), before he did it in stoppage time from a counter-attack led by Nigerian Odeon Ighalo, after which a cross was followed by Guanka into the goal.
Al-Taawon achieved its first victory in the second leg after defeating its host Al-Wahda with two clean goals scored by Paraguayan Alejandro Romero “Kako” (24) and Cameroonian Leander Tawamba (89 from a penalty kick) at King Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium in Makkah.
Al-Taawon raised its score to 28 points and rose to sixth place, while Al-Wehda balance stagnated at 27 points and retreated to eighth place.
Abha suffered his third loss in a row when he fell in front of his leading guest, 3-0, at Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium in the case.
Moroccans Mohamed Fouzir (12) and Karim El Berkaoui (20 penalties and 26) scored the goals.
Abha’s balance stuck at 24 points in eleventh place, while Al-Raed raised his score to 23 points in fourteenth place.