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SPL: Night Of Upsets As Al Ittihad And Al Taawoun Lose At Home

Written By Jacobs Dunga

Both Al Taawoun and Al Ittihad lost their home games by the same scoreline on Saturday.

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Marcelo Gallardo seems to have too much on his hands as his Al Ittihad side faltered yet again.


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The reigning champions sacked Nuno Espírito Santo to hire Marcelo Gallardo but little or nothing has changed since the managerial adjustment.

After winning three of his first four games in charge, the Argentine manager has now lost three of the last four in all competitions.

Saturday’s loss at home to Al Raed marked back to back loss for the club following their humiliation at the hands of Al Ahly in the Club World Cup.

They occupy a distant sixth position on the log with just twenty eight points after seventeen matches while Al Raed helped themselves out of the relegation zone with the win.

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Al Taawoun were shocked at home by visiting Al Fateh who out there goals past their hosts.

Goals from Salem Al Najdi and a brace from Saad Al Sharafa ensured the Slaven Bilic led side escaped with maximum points.

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The home team arrived the game on the back of three consecutive league wins but failed to get the better of Al Fateh who proved a difficult nut to crack.

The victory marks Fateh’s first in seven games and c solo dates their place in seventh place on the log while Al Taawoun remain fourth.

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