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Saudi Pro League: Benzema Scores Only Goal As Al-Ittihad Defeat Al-Okhdood

Karim Benzema scored the only goal as Al-Ittihad defeated Al-Okhdood in the Saudi Pro League.

Just after the 70 minute mark, the veteran French striker and reigning Ballon D'or winner beat goalkeeper, Paulo Vitor, with his knee to send all three points back to Jeddah.

The win puts Al-Ittihad top of the table on 15 points, two ahead of Al-Hilal and Al-Taawoun, having played a game more.

Al-Okhdood, meanwhile, sit in 13th with 4 points from six matches.