The matches witnessed 30 penalties, 432 yellow cards, and 21 players sent off
With the curtain falling on the activities of the first round (first round) of the “Roshen” Saudi Professional Football League, followers of the tournament are anticipating a fierce competition in the second half of the season for the title of the competition in light of the five-way struggle for the top spot.
Al-Nasr won the title of “Winter Champion” by leading the competition table at the end of the first round, but its lead came on goal difference only against Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad, noting that Al-Shabab played more matches than the rest of the leading teams in light of advancing the date of its match against Al-Taei from the eighteenth stage in the competition due to its association match in the AFC Champions League.
Al-Nasr topped the competition table after 15 stages, with 34 points, with a goal difference in front of Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad, while Al-Hilal came fourth with 32 points, and by two points in front of Al-Taawoun.
Al-Nassr benefited from its negative tie with Al-Ittihad in their first-round match, which is the same result, which ended in its match against Al-Shabab, to crown Al-Nassr with the Youth title. And with the equal balance of points for Al-Nasr, Al-Shabab, Al-Ittihad, and the small difference with the balance of Al-Hilal and Al-Taawon, it is expected that the activities of the second round of the competition will witness a massive struggle for the title, especially with the convergence also between the offensive and defensive capabilities of more than one team from the top five, which is what the championship statistics show so far. .
During the 121 matches held in the tournament this season so far, the tournament witnessed 304 goals, with an average of 51.2 goals per match. Al-Shabab tops the list of the best attacking teams in the competition with 31 goals so far, including two goals in the match with Al-Taie (presented from the 18th stage), which means that Al-Nasr is the best attacking team in the first round matches with 30 goals, if the result of Al-Shabab with Al-Taie is excluded.
The Portuguese Ronaldo is preparing to pay his penalty goal, which gave victory the lead (Abdulaziz Al-Noman)
So far, Anderson Talisca tops the list of top scorers in the tournament with 13 goals, and also tops the list of top scorers in the competition, according to the statistics of the Saudi Professional League, while Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo was the latest to join the team’s top scorer list with the goal he scored in stoppage time for the team’s match against Al-Fateh to snatch Draw 2 – 2 for victory.
On the other hand, Al-Wahda and Al-Batin teams are the least scoring in the competition during the first round. As each of them scored only nine goals, but Al-Wahda achieved four victories to occupy the thirteenth place in the competition table, while Al-Batin’s record is still devoid of victories, to bottom of the competition table with only three points from three draws.
On the level of defense, Al-Ittihad comes in the lead with merit, as its net has conceded only 6 times so far, compared to 8 goals conceded by the leader Al-Nasr, while Al-Batin holds the title of the worst defense after conceding 38 times so far, in addition to being the most vulnerable to defeats with 12 defeats so far. now.
Two players from Abha celebrate their team’s goal in the Abha and Al-Khaleej match (Ali Khamaj)
Several statistics of the Saudi League showed the strength of the competition in the first half of the current season, as the total number of shots reached 2,685 shots, an average of 22.2 shots per match, of which 939 were shots on goal, an average of 76.7 per match.
Al-Nasr and its dangerous player Talisca topped the list of teams and players with the most shots in matches, while Al-Taawoun player Kakao topped the list of the most industrialized players with 8 tackles, while the list of most industrialized opportunities led Al-Shabab player Guancha with 40, followed by Al-Taawun player Kakao with 35, then Saad Baqir, the Abha player, with 34.
The number of counted corners reached 1218, with an average of more than 10 corners per match. Al-Hilal also took the lead in this list with 131 corner kicks compared to 105 for Al-Shabab. And during the 121 matches. 30 penalty kicks were awarded, and Al-Hilal topped the list of most penalty kicks, with 7 penalties.
The number of yellow cards declared by the referees in the matches reached 432 cards, with an average of about 6.3 cards per match, while the most famous referees were 21 red cards so far.