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Ighalo scores two, takes season’s tally to 19 as Al Hilal win at Al Taawoun

11 league goals, 18 in all competitions

Odion Ighalo scored two incredible goals to help Al Hilal win 4-0 at Al Taawoun in a Saudi Pro League game on Friday.

The former Manchester United striker scored his brace in the first half as AL Hilal eased to a 4-0 win away from home.

Odion Ighalo opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the game starting and ending a great move with a volley.

Igahlo exchanged a pass with Salman Al Faraj just outside the 18-yard box and ran inside the box to get a return pass which he volleyed into the net.

He completed his brace in the 45+4 minute, Andre Carrillo ran down the right flank and produced a quality cross and Odion finished from a close range.

Michael and Mohammed Hamad Alqaht scored the third and fourth goals as Al Hilal bounced back from last week’s defeat to Al Fateh.

In the league this season, Odion Ighalo has scored 11 goals in 15 games, but a total of 19 goals in 25 games in all competitions.

Break Down of Ighalo’s 19 goals

Saudi Pro-League: 11 goals in 15 League games
King Cup: 1 goal in 1 game
AFC Champions League: 7 goals in 6 games
Club World Cup: 0 goals in 3 games

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