Saudi Arabia has reached the final of the Arab Cup U-20 Cup; after defeating host nation Egypt 3-2 in the semi-finals in Cairo on Saturday night.
The Saudis dominated the first half; running up a 2-0 lead before the hosts stormed back into the match.
The young Green Falcons opened the scoring through Abdullah Redif in the 26th minute; and just two minutes later Abdulaziz Al-Alyowa doubled the lead.
That lead was halved just before the break when Ahmed Sherif headed in Egypt’s first of the night.
Having been pegged back to parity just six minutes into the second half; the young Saudi team regained its composure and once again took the lead through Suhaib Al-Zaid in the 69th minute. This time there would be no slip-ups as a hard-fought victory was confirmed.
Saudi Arabia will meet the winner of the other semi-final match; between Tunisia and Algeria; with the final taking place in Cairo International Stadium on Tuesday.
The Saudis beat Senegal; the defending champions; in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals.