Al-Hilal crowned Roshn Saudi League champions after Al-Hazem rout Previous

 The victory signifies that Al-Hilal has now extended its Saudi Pro League record to 19 championships.

Although Al-Nassr's 3-2 win over Al-Okhdood on Thursday had temporarily delayed Al-Hilal's coronation by two days, Jorge Jesus and his team were aware that a win or draw against Al-Hazem would secure the title.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Serbian forward and standout signing of the season, kickstarted the celebration with a penalty goal 15 minutes into the match. However, with nine minutes remaining in the first half, Faiz Selemani scored an unexpected goal with a well-placed left-footed strike after being set up for a shot on goal.

Despite Al-Hazem's brief moment of joy, Ahmed Al-Juwaid inadvertently gifted Al-Hilal the lead with a bizarre own goal that looped over goalkeeper Zaid Al-Malki's head just five minutes later.

Seizing the momentum, the home team secured the result and effectively ended the title race with two goals in added time of the first half. Mitrovic capitalized on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's cross from the left, scoring with a side-footed shot in the 48th minute, and Milinkovic-Savic himself turned from provider to scorer three minutes later, giving Al-Hilal a commanding 4-1 lead going into halftime.

With Al-Hilal fans already celebrating and the championship virtually confirmed by halftime, the second half saw the home team ease off the gas pedal.

A potential second goal for Al-Hazem was disallowed by VAR in added time, and shortly after, the final whistle confirmed Al-Hilal as the champions.

The fans could finally revel in a title victory that had been anticipated for weeks.

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