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Al-Hilal defeats Al-Ittihad in Saudi Super Cup final in London

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Al-Hilal defeated Al-Ittihad 2-1 to claim the Saudi Super Cup in a final played in London at QPR’s Loftus Road Stadium.

Thousands of fans from the rival clubs descended at Loftus Road to witness the final.

Al-Hilal lost the Super Cup the last time it was held in London after losing to Al-Ahli on a penalty shoot-out at Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground.

The Saudi Super Cup is a pre-season football clash held the week before the season begins in Saudi Arabia every year since its establishment in 2013. It is contested by the winners of Pro League and King's Cup from the previous season.

The final on Saturday will be a hotly-anticipated one as Al-Hilal are expected to debut their recently signed attacking midfielder Omar Abdulrahman while Al-Ittihad will put forward new signing Matthew Jurman.