Saudi ‘Clasico’ drama shows promise but Pro League still work in progress | Saudi Pro League

Despite all the PR and marketing consultants hired by Saudi Arabia, the Saudi “Clasico”, which featured Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal, was not, for some reason, rebranded ‘Al Clasico’. Nevertheless, the 1 September clash was quite the way to sign off for the international break. Al-Ittihad, hosts, champions and the so-called people’s club from the Red Sea port of Jeddah, faced Riyadh royalty and took a 3-1 lead only to lose 4-3.

There was international interest, which was expected given the raft of big-name signings made in the summer, and more quality, which, again, was hardly a…


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