“Benzema’s Knee Goal and Comical Tumble Propel Al-Ittihad to Victory in Saudi Pro League”

Al-Ittihad claimed a 1-0 victory over Al-Akhdoud, enabling them to reclaim the number one spot in the Saudi Pro League. Karim Benzema, who has scored three goals in six league games since joining Nuno Espirito Santo’s side from Real Madrid in a deal worth £86 million per year, scored the winner with a unique goal using his knee. While Al-Ittihad was expected to win against Al-Akhdoud, who had only garnered four points from their first five games of the season, the match remained deadlocked until the 72nd minute. Haroune Camara produced a fantastic team move, and Benzema, who was present, nudged the ball past Paulo Vitor with his knee after Saeed Al-Rubaie’s touch caused it to bounce up.

Al-Ittihad secured a 1-0 victory over Al-Akhdoud thanks to Karim Benzema’s unusual knee goal.

It was Benzema's third goal in his sixth Saudi Pro League match for Nuno Espirito's Santo's side

Benzema scored his third goal in six Saudi Pro League matches while playing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.

A video of Fabinho, a former Liverpool football player, making a tackle during a match in the Saudi Pro League has become viral. In the game, Benzema had a chance to double his side’s lead but missed it as Fabinho played a great pass behind the defence and Benzema ran onto it. Unfortunately, he tripped and fell as he was preparing to round the goalkeeper, giving Vitor an opportunity to clear the ball away. Despite this, Al-Ittihad won the game 1-0 and took the lead with 15 points from six games. However, Al-Hilal, their rivals who have several big names in their team, have a game in hand and will play Al-Riyadh on Friday night.

Benzema did suffer the embarrassment of taking a tumble later when he was through on goal

Benzema experienced a moment of shame as he stumbled while making his way towards the goal.

The striker (right) lined up with fellow summer signings N'Golo Kante (centre) and Fabinho

The forward (on the right) joined his new teammates N’Golo Kante (in the middle) and Fabinho, who were also recent additions to the team.

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