WATCH: Cult Leeds United hero sets up the opening goal as his new side claim second win of the season

Gjanni Alioski created the first goal for new side Al-Ahli as the Saudi team bagged their second win of the season.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 4:41 pm

The ex-Whites full-back departed Elland Road this summer as his contract came to an end, joining Al-Ahli, who compete in the top flight in Saudi Arabia, on a free transfer.

Since scoring on his Al-Ahli debut, Alioski has started every game for the Saudi side, scoring twice and bagging two assists for his new team, who sit mid-table in the Saudi Pro League, with 11 points from nine games.

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The Macedonian has quickly become popular with Al-Ahli supporters, and last night he gave fans something to smile about as he created the first goal for his side as they beat Al-Ta’ee 2-1 on the road.

Seven minutes into the game, a through ball sent the overlapping Alioski to the byline, where he outfoxed Al-Ta’ee defender Hassan Al-Jubairi and crossed into Omar Al Somah for the opener.

The 29-year-old tweeted a video of the goal last night, sharing a jubilant message with fans as Al-Ahli claimed all three points for just the second time this season.

“Important away win today! Thank you to the fans for coming,” Alioski wrote.

Alioski celebrates with Leeds United at Elland Road. Pic: Jon Super.

The full-back’s skill prompted fond messages and invitations from Leeds fans on social media:

@el_loco_jo: Oh how I miss our lovable loon.

@Callum_Cox98: Never thought we’d miss Alioski that much, but wow we are crying out for a player like him at the minute.

@MrCricket35: I'd go and sign that Alioski fella in January.

Ex-Leeds United full-back Gjanni Alioski. Pic: Paul Ellis.

@Leahjade_98: It’s fine, Firpo’s an ‘upgrade’.

@bealolufc: Come home you Macedonian maestro.

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