Saudi Arabia in second Asian Cup win, beat Lebanon 2-0

Lebanon’s goalkeeper Mehdi Khalil (left), reacts after Saudi midfielder Hussain al-Mogahwi, (center), score his goal during the AFC Asian Cup group E match on January 12, 2019. (AP)

In a late game in the knockout phase of the Asian Cup on Saturday, Saudi Arabia notched up their second win in group E to edge closer to the next round as Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side saw off Lebanon.

The 2-0 win means the Saudis will be guaranteed a top-two finish in the group and a place in the Round of 16 if Qatar defeat North Korea in their meeting in Al Ain on Sunday.

Fahad Al Muwallad put Pizzi’s side in front 12 minutes into the game when he smashed the ball past Lebanon goalkeeper Mehdi Khalil and into the roof of the net.

Hussain Al Mogahwi made his team's second goal midway through the second half when he slid in to nudge Hatan Behebri's perfectly delivered cross over the line from three meters out.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52