Nigeria international forward, Odion Ighalo scored the opening goal to inspire Al Hilal to a thrilling 3-2 win over Al Tai at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa’ed Stadium in a gameweek eight clash of the Saudi League.
Ighalo’s 39th-minute strike was his third in seven appearances for the reigning champions this season. The 33-year-old also has an assist.
With the goal – Ighalo’s 20th in the colours of Al Hilal – the Super Eagles striker has now recorded 195 club goals, five short of a career landmark of 200.
Ighalo managed only nine goals in his early days at Lyn 1896 Fotballklubb in Norway.
Several of the striker’s goals were for Italian and Spanish teams, including Udinese Calcio (1), Udinese Primavera (14), and Granada CF (38).
The Lagos-born forward smashed in 40 goals for Watford, the most he managed for a single club. He returned to England recently to fire five goals for Manchester United in 23 appearances.
A productive spell in China yielded 38 goals in 55 games for Ighalo at Changchun Yatai and another ten goals at Shanghai Shenhua.