Down by One Man.. The Boss Returns from the Smiley Emirate with a Deserved Victory over Al Bataeh



Al Ain squad returned from the Smiley Emirate to their fort with three points in hands following a desereved victory over the home team, Al Bataeh, 3-2. The match was held at Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasemi Stadium in Khorfakkan Club on Sunday 22nd January 2023 as part of round 13 of ADNOC Pro League.

The Boss squad took the lead in the first half 2-0. The triple goals were scored by Laba Kodjo at “24 and 87” and Andriy Yarmolenko at “35”. The home team scored by Al Ain’s defender Kouame Autonne’s own goal at “60” and Lourency Do who restored parity for Al Bataeh

This result means Al Ain stays in the seventh spot with 22 points, while Al Bataeh remains eleventh with 13 points.

Al Ain: 3

Goals: Laba Kodjo 27′, Andriy Yarmolenko 35′, Laba Kodjo 87′
Starting Lineup: Khaled Eisa, Bandar Al Ahbabi, Tin Jedvaj, Kouame Autonne, Erik Jorgens, Ahmad Barman, El Mahdi Moubarik, Andriy Yarmolenko, Soufiane Rahimi, Khaled Al Blooshi and Laba Kodjo.
Substitutions: Saeed Ahmad replaced Khaled Al Blooshi “46”- Jonatas de Santos replaced Andriy Yarmolenko “73”- Rafael Pereira replaced Soufiane Rahimi “85”- Caio Canedo replaced Bandar Al Ahbabi “85”, Falah Walid replaced Laba Kodjo “90”.
Yellow Cards: Erik Jorgens (19′)
Red Cards: Erik Jorgens (45 + 1).

Al Bataeh: 2

Goals: Kouame Autonne 60′, Lourency Do 81′
Starting Lineup: Zayed Ahmad, Ortur Georgi, Mohammed Ahmad, Lourency Do, Haboush Saleh, Siko Baba, Joao Pedro, Thibang Sindel, Saeed Ali, Anatole Bertrand and Abdullah Abbas.
Substitutions: Hamad Jassim replaced Thibang Sindel “12”. Ali Al Blooshi replaced Mohammad Ahmed “45 + 7”-
Yellow Cards: Anatole Bertrand “39” – Lourency Do “90”.
Red Cards: none.

Match Officials
The match was run by Yahiya Al Mulla, “Match Referee”. He was assisted by Yasser Sabeel Al Morshedi, “First Assistant Referee”, Amer Al Qadri, “Second Assistant Referee”, Saif Nabil, “Fourth Official”, Nawaf Al Zeyoudi, “Video Referee”, Jassem Abdullah, “Assistant Video Referee”, Ali Khalfan, “Referees Assessor,” and Fahd Al Hosani “Match Commissioner”.