The match started with Monaco applying the pressure in search of an early goal but the Future Falcon’s defence held their own and kept Monaco at bay. As the game settled down into a more natural rhythm the Saudi side began to get more of the ball and launch attacks of their own. This foothold in the game led to them taking the lead after 20 minutes through Mosaed Aljohani after a great run and pass from Jawad Alhassan. Although the French league team then threw the kitchen sink at them looking for an equaliser, the Future Falcons’ defence held firm and Monaco were left frustrated and behind on the scoreboard going into the halftime break.
Unlike the first half, the second half started with the Saudi team pushing on and seeking to extend their advantage with a second goal. One chance came when Abdulrahman Aldossari controlled the ball inside the area, dribbled and shot. Alas, his shot went agonisingly wide of Tiamona’s left post and the score remained unchanged.
Monaco then got on the front foot and went all out for an equaliser as the second half went on, but the Saudi defence and goalkeeper Falah Alshammri battened down the hatches and put in a top quality defensive display until right before the final whistle. That was when the visitors were able to find a breakthrough and level the game through Bora, who took advantage of a moment of confusion among the Future Falcons defenders. All of which saw the match end in a one all draw.
With this result, Falcons of the Future move up to 2 points in Group B of the Al Abtal Cup, where they sit in fourth place, in front of Almeria on goal difference and a point behind third place Slavia Prague. Meanwhile, Monaco maintained their lead in the group with 7 points.