Saudi Arabia defeat Egypt 2-1 as both sides exit 2018 World Cup

Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Osama Hawsawi of Saudi Arabia. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9726970dt)

Saudi Arabia defeated Egypt 2-1 in a World Cup group A clash on Monday to bow out of the tournament with some pride.

Both sides are eliminated from the tournament after finishing in third and fourth place in the group respectively.

Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah managed to get himself on the score-sheet and scored his second goal of the tournament but this proved to be in vain as his side again lost.

Liverpool’s star gave Egypt the lead during the 22nd minute as he lobbed over goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem.

Egypt’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary showed that age may be but just a number as he went on to save a penalty from Fahad Al Muwallad. However, he was beaten when Saudi were awarded another penalty during first-half stoppage time which was converted by Salman Al-Faraj.

Salem Al-Dawsari went on to score during second-half stoppage time to seal a memorable victory for the Saudi’s.