Winning Al Dhafra by 2-0.. The Boss Declares Qualifying to AGC Quarter Final
Al Ain Football Team has officially declared its qualification to the quarter-final stage of the Arabian Gulf Cup following the team’s deserved victory over the home team, Al Dhafra FC, on the double. The matchweek 5 of the Arabian Gulf Cup was held at Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Stadium at Al Dhafra Club.
Al Ain took the lead when Brazil’s Caio Canedo break the deadlock at “32”. The Brazilian’s right-footed drilled freekick effort nestled into the back of the net to make it 1-0. In the dying moments of the game at “86”, the Boss secured the full points as they doubled their lead through an own goal from Abdulrahman Yousef. Andrija Radovanovic went up the right flank and sent a ground cross inside the box, Masoud Suleiman poorly cleared that and settled into the back of the net after a massive deflection off Yousef.
After the win, Al Ain top Group A’s table with 10 points along with Shabab Al Ahli Dubai. Meanwhile, Al Dhafra sits third with seven points.
Al Ain: 2
Goals: Caio Canedo (32) – Masoud Suleiman “Al Dhafra Goalkeeper” by mistake “86”.
Starting Lineup: Mohamed Said Bu Senda, Salem Abdullah, Ismail Ahmed, Said Jumaa, Ali Al Hidani, Tsukasa Shiotani, Yahiya Nader, Idriss Mazouani, Omar Yassine, Caio Canedo and Jamal Marouf.
Substitutions: Mohsen Abdallah replaced Omar Yassin “63”, Mohamed Hilal replaced Idris Mazouani 71, Andrea Radovanovic replaced Ali Al Hidani “72”.
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None.
Al Dhafra: 0
Starting Lineup: Abdullah Sultan, Joao Pedro, Diego Gardel Coaster, Ibrahim Saeed Al Yaqoubi, Suhail Ibrahim Al Harbi, Mohammed Hamdan Al Zaabi, Masoud Suleiman Al Hammadi, Khalid Ali Al Darmaki, Saeed Jassem Al Saadi, Rashid Maher Al Ketbi and Salem Khamis Al Marzouqi.
Substitutions: Khaled Batti replaced Sam Khamis “9”, Abdulrahman Yousef replaced Rashed Muhayyer “24”, Mikhail Roushoufil replaced Suhail Al Harbi “73”.
Yellow Cards: Ibrahim Yaqoubi “48”.
Red Cards: None.
The match was managed by Yacoub Al Hammadi, “Match Referee”, assisted by Ahmed Jassem Al Hosani, “First Assistant Referee”, Saeed Rashid Al Marzouqi, “Second Assistant Referee”, Ahmed Saleh Ali, “Fourth Official” and Mohammed Abdul Karim, “Referees Assessor” and Mohammed Al Hammadi “Match Commissioner”.
Only 166 Fans Attended the Match
A total of 166 fans attended the matchweek 5 of the Arabian Gulf Cup held at Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Stadium at Al Dhafra Club.