With six rounds remaining in the Mohammed Bin Salman Professional League, Al Shabab, Al Taawoun and Al Ahli teams are competing for the third place in the AFC Champions League for next season.
Al Shabab, with Romanian coach Somodica, has played a remarkable season. In the last season, they were in the 10th place with 31 points. Currently, they have maintained their third position and hope to return to the AFC Champions League next season after five years. With its last participation going back to 2015.
The fourth place goes for Al Taawoun, which now hopes to be in the third place with Portuguese coach Pedro Emanuel to secure their second appearance in the AFC Champions League next season after participating for the first time in 2017.
The Portuguese maintained an excellent level this season with Al Taawoun placed behind Al Shabab with a single point.
In contrast, Al Ahli suffered from fluctuating levels that did not satisfy their fans, especially in the league with their former coach Pablo Juidi, who was sacked after losing from Al Nassr 1-2 in the 20th round.The Western team are now fifth with 40 points, four points from third.