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Tough clash on cards at AGC semi-final
March 09, 2018
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ABU DHABI: Zayed Sports City Stadium in the capital Abu Dhabi plays host to the clash between Al Wahda and Dibba in the first leg of the Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC) semi-final on Friday. With a place in the competition’s final awaiting the winner of the two-legged semi-final, both sides will be eager to get a result that puts them in a comfortable position ahead of the return fixture on March 22.

Dibba emerged 2-1 winners when the two sides clashed in the group stage of the competition at Fujairah Stadium. Alassane Diallo bagged both goals while Mohammed Al Shehi scored the Clarets’ only goal.

Having fallen behind in the Arabian Gulf League title race, Al Wahda’s attention is now fully focused on the AGC as they look to end their season with at least one piece of silverware. And with just three matches between them and the trophy, the Clarets are ever more determined to win their second AGC title after the 2015/16 season.

On the other Hand, dark horses Dibba are looking to keep their AGC adventure going, especially after their impressive performances throughout the competition earned them a deserved spot in the final four.

Paolo Comelli and his men are hopeful that their fighting spirit can help them eliminate Al Wahda and win the first title in the club history.

Route to Semis

Al Wahda booked their qualification ticket to the quarter-finals by finishing runners-up in Group B with a tally of eight points collected from two draws and two wins in addition to a single defeat, in the process scoring ten goals while their- net conceded six goals. In turn, Friday’s visitors took the last qualifying spot of Group B, finishing fourth with seven points from two wins, a draw and two defeats, scoring seven goals and conceding nine.

In the quarterfinals, Comelli’s men beat the odd to snatch the semi-final ticket by beating Group A toppers Al Jazira 3-1 and 1-0.

Similar circumstances

Shabab Al Ahli welcome Al Wasl to Dubai’s Rashid Stadium for the first leg of the Arabian Gulf Cup semi-dinal on Friday.

The two sides will be looking to move a step closer to the final ahead of the second leg at Zabeel Stadium in March 22.

With similar circumstances, the two Dubai rivals go into the match having lost their hopes of winning the AGL title, so the competition represents their biggest hope of winning any silverware this season.
 

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