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The 2016 Saudi Super Cup was the fourth edition of the Saudi Super Cup, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Saudi Pro League and King's Cup competitions.

2016 Saudi Super Cup
2016 Saudi Super Cup.jpg
Promotional poster for the event
EventSaudi Super Cup
Al-Ahli won 4-3 on penalties
Date8 August 2016
VenueCraven Cottage, London, United Kingdom
RefereeSébastien Delferière (Belgium)
Attendance16,365
2015
2018

The match was played between Al-Ahli the winner of both the 2015–16 Saudi Pro League and the 2016 King Cup, and Al-Hilal the winner of the 2015–16 Crown Prince Cup. It was held at Craven Cottage in London on the 8th of August. Al-Ahli won the match 4-3 in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw, to win their first trophy in the tournament.

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BackgroundEdit

Al-Ahli qualified as champions of the 2015–16 Saudi Professional League and winners of the 2016 King Cup. It is their first Saudi Super Cup appearance since the competition was introduced in 2013.

Al Hilal qualified as winners of the 2015–16 Crown Prince Cup. They defeated Al-Ahli 2–1 on 19 February 2016 to win their record breaking 13th title. It was their 2nd Super Cup appearance, and were looking to win their 2nd title. They were also the defending champions.

The previous match between the two sides was a 3–1 win for Al-Ahli at King Abdullah Sports City on 24 April 2016. Al-Hilal opened the scoring through Carlos Eduardo in the 10th minute before Omar Al Somah scored twice for Al-Ahli in the 2nd half, while Housain Al-Mogahwi sealed the victory by adding a third in the 93rd minute and completed a remarkable comeback to win the league title.

MatchEdit

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Al-Ahli
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Hilal
GK 1   Yasser Al Mosailem
RB 21   Ageel Balghaith
CB 6   Mohammed Al Fatil   88'
CB 25   Motaz Hawsawi
LB 13   Mohamed Abdel-Shafy
CM 18   Luíz Carlos
CM 8   Taisir Al-Jassim (c)
RW 7   Salman Al-Moasher
AM 10   Giannis Fetfatzidis   63'
LW 24   Ali Awagi   75'
CF 9   Omar Al Somah
Substitutes:
GK 66   Basem Atallah
DF 31   Mansoor Al-Harbi
DF 28   Mohammed Aman   88'
MF 47   Mustafa Bassas   75'
MF 11   Housain Al-Mogahwi   63'
MF 19   Ryan Al-Mousa
FW 20   Islam Seraj
Manager:
  Jose Manuel Gomes
GK 1   Abdullah Al-Mayouf
RB 2   Mohammed Al-Breik   48'
CB 33   Osama Hawsawi
CB 70   Mohammed Jahfali
LB 13   Fahad Ghazi
RM 29   Salem Al-Dawsari
CM 6   Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri
CM 18   Abdulmajeed Al-Ruwaili
LM 24   Nawaf Al Abed   90+5'
CF 10   Mohammad Al-Shalhoub (c)   71'
CF 9   Léo Bonatini   76'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Fahad Al-Thunayan
MF 19   Khalid Kaabi
MF 14   Saud Kariri
MF 8   Abdullah Otayf
MF 7   Salman Al-Faraj   71'
FW 15   Nasser Al-Shamrani   76'
FW 20   Yasser Al-Qahtani   90+5'
Manager:
  Gustavo Matosas

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:
Yves De Neve
Kevin Monteny

Match rules

  • 90 minutes. No extra time.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

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