Al-Ittihad is making significant strides towards the top 3 in the Saudi Pro League. In the night from Thursday to Friday, the Djeddah-based team asserted its dominance on the field of the King Abdullah Stadium, securing a 4-2 victory against Al Khaleej in the 15th round of the league.
This win marks the fourth consecutive triumph for Marcelo Gallardo’s men since his appointment on November 18th, bringing them closer to the leading pack. However, amidst this success, concerns arise over the health of Karim Benzema.
Scoring the second goal for his team from the penalty spot around the half-hour mark, the French striker had to leave the pitch about ten minutes later due to a pelvic muscle injury, as reported by As.
While the exact duration of his absence will be determined after further examinations in the coming hours, it is currently estimated to be around 2 or 3 weeks. This setback is not only challenging for the former Real Madrid player but also raises anxieties for his club, especially with the Club World Cup just days away.