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Jeddah: Al Ahli defender Aqeel Al Sahabi scored a goal for both teams as Christian Gross’ Saudi Arabia champions were held to a 2-2 draw by 2016 AFC Champions League runners-up Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates on Monday.

Al Sahabi gave the home side the lead in the 26th minute with an outrageous flick that looped into the goal from close range only for former AFC Player of the Year Nassir Al Shamrani to level the scores two minutes later with a clinical finish.

Ioannis Fetfatzidis put Al Ahli back in front after Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eisa gave possession away close to his own goal in the 50th minute, but the lead was short-lived once again as central defender Al Sahabi put the ball in his own net less than two minutes later to ensure Al Ain a share of the points.

Photo: Lagardère Sports