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27-05-2017

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An entertaining game as they usually are, Joe had had the better of the pre-season friendlies between the two sides and the Germans weren't feeling especially confident going in. Sabitzer opened the scoring for Schalke on the 20 minute mark with a neat turn and finish, But they found themselves pegged back almost immediately after some excellent build up play from Al-Nassr and a composed finish at the end of it from Eysseric. Al-Nassr had the game under control for the rest of the 1st half and took he lead on the stroke of half time with Origi nodding home. 

The game evened it's self out somewhat in the 2nd half and Embolo struck the equaliser on the hour mark with a lovely turn and finish, The game looked too be heading towards a draw but in the 83rd minute Sabitzer got on the end of a through ball and made the score 3-2, Joe went all out attack looking for an equaliser and maybe should have had a penalty had Origi gone down in the box rather than staying on his feet with 5 minute remaining. Al-Nassr from what point were vulnerable at the back from that point on Embolo sealed the points with a few minutes remaining and Sabitzer added a 5th in the final stages.