Odion Ighalo has stepped up in the goals race in Saudi Arabia after he netted his third goal in a 3-0 win by champions Al Hilal over Al Wehda, Abbeylivenetwork.com understand.
Ighalo, 33, was Goal King last season with 24 goals.
This season, he is a goal behind the Brazilian Carlos, who leads the attack of his former club Al Shabab.
Earlier this month, Ighalo was also on target for Al Hilal to beat Egyptian club Zamalek on penalties and win the Lusail Super Cup.
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In what was his third game of the season, the former AFCON top scorer was impressive again for Hilal and led the attacking line well.
Apart from his goal, he completed 100% if his dribbles, attempted two (2) shots and had 22 touches before he was substituted with four minutes left to play.
Ighalo has now scored or assisted four (4) goals in his first three (3) matches for Al Hilal in the Saudi Arabia Professional League.