Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
Al Ain maintain top spot with victory over Al Shaab; Al Wasl down Kalba
December 02, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

AL AIN: Continuing their winning streak, Al Ain defeated Al Shaab 2-1 in the 10th round match of the Etisalat Pro League at the Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Stadium on Friday.

With this win, Al Ain retained their lead and are three points ahead of the rivals Bani Yas.

Al Shaab lying on the 12th place with only 7 points.

Al Nasr occupy third spot. Al Nasr had a chance to climb to second spot in the standings but missed the opportunity after being held by Al Ahli on Thursday.

After the draw, Al Nasr raised their tally to 21 points to take third place while Al Ahli are fourth with 19 points.

Al Ain’s foreign import Asamoah Gyan lost an early sitter only 9 minutes into play, but he came to compensate for this chance when he found the back of the net five minutes later off Brosque’s perfect pass.

Al Shaab had a single chance five minutes before the break through Michael Laurent who faced the goalkeeper but he shot wide to end the first half with a lone goal lead for the home team.

Brosque squandered a golden chance for Al Ain only seconds after the break when his shot was deflected by the keeper Hussain Ali for a corner.

Al Ain’s substitute Ali Al Wihabi made it 2-0 in the 61st minute when he received a cross ball from the left flank.

Al Shaab raised the game in the second half and their efforts yielded in their lone goal with a strong shot fired by Rodrego Carica in the 82nd minute to reduce the lead.

But both the teams failed to add more goals in the remaining minutes for Al Ain to secure three valuable points that helped them to stay on top of the standings.

In another match, Al Wasl registered their third win of the season with a 3-1 win over Ittihad Kalba at the Zabeel Stadium.

With this win, Al Wasl raised their tally to 13 points while Kalba are still at the bottom of the table with three points.

Ahmad Sulaiman of Kalba scored an own goal into his net giving Al Wasl the lead in the 53rd minute.

Ahmad Jahjoh netted the equaliser four minutes later but Rashid Essa scored the winner for Al Wasl in the 65th minute and his colleague Al Faro sealed the result for his squad when he scored the third goal four minutes into injury time.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Dubai Crown Prince announces reward for Al Ahli players
DUBAI: Dubai Crown Prince and President of Al Ahli Football Club, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced a cash award of Dhs500,000 for each play..
Fujairah edge past 10-man Al Wahda
Abu Dhabi: Fujairah made strides in the Arabian Gulf League with a hard-fought 2-1 win away against a 10-man Al Wahda side in Round eight, enabling them to leapfrog their..
Al Ahli’s captain Khalil targets ACL return
Abu Dhabi: AFC Player of the Year nominee Ahmed Khalil has set his sights on a return to the final of the AFC Champions League after Al Ahli of the UAE were defeated 1-0 ..
UAE face East Timor in must-win tie
SHARJAH: The UAE will look to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track when they host East Timor at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thurs..
Bastos, Katheeri help Al Ain claim first victory
Fujairah: Al Ain registered their first Arabian Gulf Cup victory of the campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win away at Fujairah in Round 5 of the competition. Two specta..
Advertise | Copyright