Saudi Arabia stole a late 2-1 victory over Egypt on Monday in their Group A finale, as the two teams ended their 2018 World Cup run in the group stage, NBC Sports reports.
Salem Al Sawsari scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time to give the Saudis a late winner in the game, as the attacker struck the post in the dying moments before the ball crossed the line.
Egypt took the lead in the 22nd minute, after a great run from Mohamed Salah and lob over the Saudi goalkeeper.
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Salah has two goals at the World Cup for Egypt, who were already eliminated heading into Monday’s game.
Saudi Arabia was granted a chance to equalize prior to halftime, however, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary brilliantly stopped Hattan Bahebri’s spot-kick in the 41st minute to preserve the Pharaohs advantage.
El Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history to appear in a match at age 45.
The Egypt keeper wasn’t as fortunate the second time around though, with Salmon Al Faraj converting a spot-kick in the 51st minute.
Saudi Arabia finishes group match in third place on three points, while Egypt goes winless in its three games.