Written By Jacobs Dunga
The former Chelsea midfielder scored his league’s first to help his team climb up top.
N’Golo Kanter opened his goalscoring account for Al Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League in some style with a well taken curler in the 2-1 win over Al Fateh.
The French international left Chelsea for the money rich Saudi Arabian league this past summer.
The World Cup winner suffered several fitness and injury issues in his last couple of years at Chelsea but since his move to Saudi, he has found a steady fitness level that has kept him going without constraints.
Marwane Saadane surprisingly put the visitors ahead in the half hour mark before Romarinho levelled up eight minutes later from a Kante assist.
Kante then scored one himself and it happened to be not just one but the eventual match winner in the first minute of added time.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s men are now well placed on the log with eighteen points, one more than record champions Al Hilal in second.
Al Shabab made light work of Al Hazm in another week seven game on Thursday evening.
Yann Carrasco is another player who got his first league goal of the campaign following his move from Atletico Madrid.
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The Belgian opened the scoring after forty five minutes of action with Ever Banega registering a brace later on. Al Sagour also got his name on the scoresheet.
The defeat leaves Al Hazm rock bottom with three points while their hosts climb to ninth with eight points.
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