Xenia Sports – Cairo
Al-Ain team defeated Al-Nasr, in its home, with two goals to one, in the match that was held on Friday, at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, for the tenth round of the UAE Arabian Gulf League.
Al-Ain returned with three precious points to Dar Al-Zein at a time when indicators indicated victory over Al-Nasr in light of the numerical shortage that the leader had suffered since the 19th minute after Bandar Al-Ahbabi was expelled after the violent conduct against Al-Nasr goalkeeper Ahmed Chambé.
Al-Ain scored the two goals by its captain, Mohamed Abdel Rahman in the 36th minute, and the defender Rafael Antonio in the 57th minute and Al Ain raised its score to 18 points, advancing towards fifth place in the league standings, while Al Nasr remained in third place with its stuck score at point 20.
In another confrontation, the Brazilian Ramon Lopez led his team, Khorfakkan, to achieve a valuable and important victory over its host Ajman, 2-1, in the meeting to escape from the downward spiral that is chasing them.
The visiting team got advanced early, through Lopez in the fifth minute, before the player himself strengthened his team’s lead by scoring the second goal in the 28th minute, while Boubacar Traore reduced the difference in favor of Ajman with a penalty kick in the 77th minute.
The match witnessed two red card cases for each team, the first was for Ajman Abdul Rahman Rakan player in the 72nd minute for recklessness, and after 3 minutes Khorfakkan defender Abdulaziz Ismail also joined the red card in the 75th minute.
With this result, Khorfakkan raised its score to the eighth point, after achieving its second victory in the league so far, advancing to the 11th place in the ranking table, while Ajman continued its suffering in the 13th place (penultimate) with 3 points.
In the third match, Ittihad Kalba tied with its guest Al Wahda without goals in a confrontation that was called the missed opportunities that the two teams did not succeed in using to score goals, so that each team won a point and the “Tigers” raised its score to 17 points, and “Al Annabi” became 15 points.