In a thrilling display of football prowess, Al-Shabab ascended to the pinnacle of the Saudi Women's Premier League after a resounding 2-0 victory over reigning champions Al-Nassr on Sunday evening.
The spotlight shone brightly on Venezuelan sensation, Oriana Altuve, who masterfully netted both goals during the first half. The opening score was delivered via a penalty at the 27-minute mark, and the subsequent goal was a testament to Altuve's skill, as she maneuvered gracefully past Al-Nassr's defense in the 34th minute.
This derby win wasn't just a notch on the league table for Al-Shabab; it was a sweet reprisal, echoing memories of their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Al-Nassr during last season's Matchday 9. That particular game witnessed Al-Nassr being celebrated as the inaugural champions of the Saudi Women’s Premier League.
Undefeated so far, Al-Shabab proudly dominates the leaderboard with a perfect score: six points from two matches. Their journey to the top spot was marked by an initial 1-0 victory against Al-Ahli. Trailing close behind, Al-Ittihad holds second place with four points, while Al-Nassr, now in third, sits with three points.
Football enthusiasts await with bated breath for the next round of matches. Al-Shabab is set to face Al-Ittihad in what promises to be an electrifying clash on Friday. On the same day, Al-Nassr will challenge the formidable Eastern Flames. The pitch is heating up, and the competition is fiercer than ever!