2021 Saudi Super Cup

The 2021 Saudi Super Cup (also known as The Berain Saudi Super Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 8th edition of the Saudi Super Cup, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Saudi Pro League and King's Cup. It was played on 6 January 2022 at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, between Al Hilal and Al Faisaly.[3]

2021 Berain Saudi Super Cup
EventSaudi Super Cup
Al-Hilal won 4–3 on penalties
Date6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)
VenuePrince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Man of the MatchAbdullah Al-Mayouf[1]
RefereeDanny Makkelie (Netherlands)[2]
Attendance6,164
WeatherClear
12 °C (54 °F)
57% humidity
2020
2022

Al-Hilal defeated Al-Faisaly 2–2 (4–3 on penalties) to win their third title. Al-Hilal then became the most successful team in the Super Cup, surpassing Al-Nassr's two titles.

VenueEdit

The King Fahd International Stadium was originally announced as the venue of the final on 15 September 2021.[4] However, on 31 December, it was announced that the match would instead take place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.[5] This will be the first Super Cup to be held at the stadium

The Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium was built in 1969 and opened in 1971 with the King Cup final between Al-Shabab and Al-Ahli being the opener.[6] The stadium was used as a venue for many domestic cup finals and the 1972 Arabian Gulf Cup.[7] Its current capacity is 22,500[8] and it is used by the Saudi Arabia national football team, Al-Hilal, and Al-Shabab.

BackgroundEdit

As part of the running sponsorship deal between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and Saudi water company Berain, the match will be officially referred to as "The Berain Saudi Super Cup".[9]

This will be Al-Hilal's fifth appearance in the competition and second consecutive one. Al-Hilal won the title twice, in 2015 and 2018, and finished as runners-up twice, in 2016 and 2020. This will be Al-Faisaly's first appearance in the competition.

Al-Hilal qualified by winning the 2020–21 Saudi Professional League on 23 May 2021.[10] Al-Faisaly qualified after winning their first ever King Cup title on 27 May 2021.[11]

This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the Saudi Super Cup and the first-ever meeting between them in a cup final. This will be the 34th competitive meeting between the two with the first meeting dating back to 20 March 1975. Al-Hilal won 26 times while the two teams drew seven times. Al-Faisaly have never beaten Al-Hilal in a competitive match before.[12] The two teams met once in the 2021–22 season with Al-Hilal coming back from 2–0 down to win the match 3–2.[13]

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Al Hilal2–2Al Faisaly
Report
Penalties
Marega  
Al-Hamdan  
Al-Dawsari  
Pereira  
Gomis  
Al-Faraj  
4–3 Guilherme  
Ismael  
Al-Saiari  
Silva  
Rossi  
Al-Ahmed  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Hilal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Faisaly
GK 1   Abdullah Al-Mayouf   27'
RB 2   Mohammed Al-Breik   58'
CB 20   Jang Hyun-soo   31'
CB 5   Ali Al-Bulaihi   79'
LB 12   Yasser Al-Shahrani   90+1'
DM 28   Mohamed Kanno   75'
DM 7   Salman Al-Faraj (c)
RW 17   Moussa Marega
AM 15   Matheus Pereira
LW 29   Salem Al-Dawsari
CF 18   Bafétimbi Gomis
Substitutes:
GK 33   Abdullah Al-Jadaani
DF 23   Madallah Al-Olayan
DF 32   Muteb Al-Mufarrij
DF 70   Mohammed Jahfali
DF 88   Hamad Al-Yami   58'
MF 19   André Carrillo   75'
MF 43   Musab Al-Juwayr
FW 10   Luciano Vietto
FW 14   Abdullah Al-Hamdan   90+1'
Manager:
  Leonardo Jardim
 
GK 26   Mustafa Malayekah
RB 22   Yassin Barnawi   70'
CB 4   Raphael Silva
CB 3   Igor Rossi (c)
LB 5   Mohammed Al-Amri   42'   90+6'
DM 7   Ismael
DM 6   Hicham Faik   71'
RW 77   Khalid Kaabi   46'
AM 23   Romain Amalfitano   90'
LW 11   Guilherme
CF 19   Júlio Tavares   45+3'
Substitutes:
GK 28   Ahmed Al-Kassar
DF 12   Hussain Qassem
DF 17   Saleh Al-Qumayzi
DF 55   Mohammed Al-Nukhylan
DF 99   Waleed Al-Ahmed   46'
MF 39   Abdulrahman Al-Dawsari   71'
MF 70   Ahmed Al-Anzi   90'
FW 14   Saleh Al Abbas
FW 80   Mohammed Al-Saiari   90+6'
Manager:
  Daniel Ramos

Man of the Match:
Abdullah Al-Mayouf (Al-Hilal)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Hessel Steegstra (Netherlands)
Jan de Vries (Netherlands)
Fourth official:[2]
Sultan Al-Harbi
Video assistant referee:[2]
Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:[2]
Yasser Al-Sultan

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Nine named substitutes
  • Maximum of five substitutions

StatisticsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "المعيوف يفوز بجائزة "لاعب الحسم" في السوبر".
  2. ^ a b c d e "الهولندي "داني ماكيلي" يقود مباراة السوبر السعودي .. بين الهلال والفيصلي".
  3. ^ "رسميًا .. الاتحاد السعودي يحدد موعد السوبر بين الهلال والفيصلي".
  4. ^ "«سوبر الهلال والفيصلي».. بعد 113 يوما".
  5. ^ "نقل مباراة السوبر السعودي إلى "الملز"".
  6. ^ "اكتمال تأهيل ملعب "الملز".. هنا قصة إنشائه قبل 50 عاماً وهروب جمهور النصر!".
  7. ^ "الملز.. 40 عاماً في خدمة رياضة المملكة".
  8. ^ "إستاد الأمير فيصل بن فهد".
  9. ^ "الاتحاد السعودي يوقع مع مياه بيرين عقد رعاية كأس السوبر السعودي".
  10. ^ "فريق الهلال يُحقق لقب دوري الأمير محمد بن سلمان للمحترفين قبل جولة من ختام من المسابقة".
  11. ^ "الفيصلي يتوج بكأس الملك لأول مرة في تاريخه".
  12. ^ "تاريخ لقاءات".
  13. ^ "الهلال يقلب النتيجة على الفيصلي".
  14. ^ a b c "team statistics".

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