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Odion Ighalo scores brace, but Al Wehda held 3-3 

Odion Ighalo scores brace, but Al Wehda held 3-3 

Despite a brace from Odion Ighalo, Al Wehda were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw against Al Taawoun in a thrilling Saudi Professional League match on Thursday.

The 10th-placed hosts found themselves pegged back three times by the 4th-placed visitors. Ighalo opened the scoring in the 20th minute, but Musa Barrow equalized for Al Taawoun just eight minutes later.

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Faycal Fajr restored Al Wehda’s lead in the 36th minute, but Brazilian forward Mateus leveled the score again on the stroke of halftime.

Odion Ighalo celebrates a goal

Ighalo grabbed his second goal of the game in the 74th minute, but Mateus completed his brace two minutes from time to secure a share of the spoils for Al Taawoun. Both teams pushed for a winner in the closing stages but ultimately had to settle for a point each.

Ighalo’s brace takes his league tally to 12 goals in 20 games for Al Wehda.

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