Saudi Arabia in 4-0 win against North Korea

Saudi midfielder Salem al Dawsari (right), shoots to score his side’s third goal during the AFC Asian Cup group E soccer match against North Korea in Dubai on January 8, 2019. (AP)

Saudi Arabia had few problems starting their Asian Cup Group E campaign with a win as Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side handed 10-man North Korea a 4-0 defeat in Dubai.

Hatan Bahbri put the three-times winners in front after 28 minutes when he cut inside from the left to hit a right-footed shot past Ri Myong-guk and Saudi Arabia doubled their lead nine minutes later when Mohammed Al Fatil flicked home Hussain Al Mogahwi’s free kick.

Han Kwang Song was sent off for a second booking a minute before the interval while Salem Al Dawsari put the result beyond doubt 20 minutes from fulltime and Fahad Al Muwallad added a fourth in the 87th minute.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58