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Al-Nasr beats al-Hilal to win Saudi Crown Prince Cup

Al-Nasr ended al-Hilal six-year winning streak

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Saudi Arabia’s al-Nasr football club won the Crown Prince Cup on Saturday after beating al-Hilal 2-1 in the final.

Al-Nasr ended al-Hilal's winning streak dominating the championship for the past six years.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, attended the final between the rival teams at King Fahd International Stadium.

The prince presented the cup to al-Nasr captain Hussein Abdulghani and distributed gold medals to the players.

Al-Hilal took the initial lead after striker Nasser al-Shamrani scored.

But al-Hilal defender Sultan al-Duaya netted an equalizer for his rivals with a header on his own team.

Al-Nasr’s Muhammad al-Sahlawi scored the team's second goal in a penalty kick.

The stadium was packed to capacity as the tickets were sold out on Friday.