A Rivalry That Never Fails to Impress in 2023 - MobileNewspepar
The Background of the Rivalry
The rivalry between Al Taawoun and Al Hilal can be traced back to the early 1990s. Despite this, Al Taawoun managed to hold their own against Al Hilal, and a fierce rivalry was born.
Over the years, the rivalry has only grown stronger, with both teams winning numerous titles and competing in some of the most memorable matches in Saudi Arabian football history.
Al Hilal has traditionally been the more successful team, having won 16 league titles and four Asian Champions League titles, while Al Taawoun has won only one league title and has yet to win a major international tournament.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Al Taawoun and Al Hilal
Both Al Taawoun and Al Hilal are known for their attacking prowess, with both teams boasting some of the best forwards in the league.
In addition to their attacking strength, both teams also have solid defenses, with Al Taawoun having conceded only 15 goals in 20 matches, while Al Hilal has conceded 20 goals in 18 matches.
However, despite their similarities, there are some notable differences between the two teams. Al Taawoun, on the other hand, has a relatively young team, with many of their players still in their early twenties.
This can sometimes lead to inconsistency in their performances, although they have managed to overcome this with sheer determination and team spirit.
Memorable Matches Between Al Taawoun and Al Hilal
One of the most notable was the match in the 2019/2020 season, where Al Taawoun managed to beat Al Hilal 2-1, despite being a goal down.
Both teams have a strong fan base and a deep-rooted passion for the game, which is evident in every match they play against each other.
Looking Ahead: The Future of the Rivalry
With new talents emerging on both sides and the teams constantly improving, it’s only a matter of time before we witness more memorable matches between these two great teams.
Both teams have won an equal number of matches against each other in recent years. Bafetimbi Gomis, who plays for Al Hilal, is currently the top scorer in the league. No, Al Taawoun has yet to win a major international tournament.