Saudi Arabia went top of the Asian World Cup qualifying Group D on Tuesday, leapfrogging Australia after a 3-0 home win against United Arab Emirates.
The game at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City was lit up by Fahad Al-Muwallad’s stunning volley, which is surely a contender for goal of the season.
The cracking goal came on 73 minutes with the game still scoreless.
Found in the UAE box by a magnificent long pass, Al-Muwallad buried the perfect volley in the far corner of the goal to the send the home fans (and players) wild…
There’s nothing more satisfying than a perfectly connected first-time volley. What a cracker!
The Saudis would ultimately go on to win the game 3-0 and take pole position in Group D, with 10 points from their first four games.