Former Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez scored his debut goal for Al-Ahli as they secured a 3-1 victory over Al-Khaleej, maintaining their perfect record in the Saudi Pro League.
The match took an early turn in favour of Al-Ahli when Brazilian defender Roger Ibanez, who recently moved from Serie A’s Roma, found the net within the first ten minutes.
Not long after, Mahrez, former Manchester City player, extended the lead with a skilful finish from inside box eighteen just before halftime.
After the first-half break, Mansour Hamzi entered the game for Al-Khaleej and scored a consolation goal with former Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy at the post.
With a third goal and an assist from former Newcastle player Allan Saint-Maximin, winger Sumayhan Al-Nabit gave Al-Ahli the victory in a tense game that required 11 minutes of stoppage time.
Al-Ahli had previously started their debut season in the Saudi Arabian top-flight by defeating Al-Hazem 3-1, with former Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino scoring a hat-trick.