Tokyo Olympics .. Green begins his career with a loss to the Ivorian elephants
The Saudi national team was defeated 2-1 in its first match between the two teams in the first round of the group stage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
The Cote d’Ivoire team took advantage of the Saudi team’s mistakes, which contributed to the elephants scoring two goals in a match that witnessed the green team’s control of possession by 56%, compared to 44% for the African team.
Côte d’Ivoire scored its first goal in the 39th minute from friendly fire, scored by Abdelilah Al-Omari, after a cross from the left side by Max Jardel, who failed to clear it properly.
Al-Akhdar scored the equalizing goal through Salem Al-Dosari in the 44th minute with the Ivory Coast, after short passes between the players, the ball reached Salem Al-Dosari on the edge of the penalty area to hit the net with his powerful right hand.
In the second half of the meeting, Ivory Coast players added the second goal in the 66th minute in the green net. After short passes between the players, the ball reached Frank Kessie, who dribbled and hit a strong ground from the edge of the penalty area into the net.
With this result; The balance of Ivory Coast becomes 3 points at the top of the standings of the fourth group, while the “green” comes out without points.