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Tagoe lifts Ittifaq to second position
Prince Tagoe's spectacular late strike gave Al Ittifaq all three points in a 2-1 win on Saturdaythat left Al-Hazm rooted to the bottom of Saudi Arabia’s top league.
Mohammed Al Haysam gave Al Ittifaq the lead, tapping in the goalkeeper's parry from Tagoe’s shot.
The home side equalised with eight minutes remaining when a striker headed in from a left-wing corner.
It looked odds-on for a draw until Tagoe met an Al-Hazm clearance with a fierce volley from outside the area in the 94th minute to seal the win.
The win lifts Al Ittifaq to second position on the league table with 12 points, four points behind leaders Al Ittihad.
But the Damman-based club can move to the top of the league if the win their two outstanding matches.
Tagoe is still joint top scorer with four goals in Saudi Arabia’s top league after four matches.
The 21-year-old can move to the top of the scorers’ chart if he scores in their two outstanding matches thanks to their participation in the Gulf Cup.