The Boss Extends Winning Streak.. Al Ain Defeats Al Wasl 3-2 and Maintains Seven-Point Lead at the top of the League Table


Al Ain sealed a 3-2 win over Al Wasl at the end of matchweek 20 of the ADNOC Pro League. On Tuesday, 5 April 2022, the match was held at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

The first half of the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Al Ain took the lead by the goal scored by Togo’s Laba Kodjo at “29,” and then Brazil’s Gilberto Oliveira of Al Wasl leveled up the result from the penalty point at “42”. Caio Canedo scored the “Boss” and the second goal “61”. Al Wasl leveled up again through Ali Saleh’s “82”. Togo’s Laba Kodjo gave the Boss the upper hand scoring by scoring a superb goal one minute before the end of the match “89”.

With this result, Al Ain extended their lead on the standings table with 49 points. Meanwhile, Al Wasl balance freezes at 26 points and remains in seventh place.

Al Ain: 3
Goals: Laba Kodjo “29” – Caio Canedo “61” – Laba Kodjo “89”.

Starting Lineup: Khaled Eisa, Bandar Al Ahbabi, Danilo Arboleda, Kouame Autonne , Rafael Pereira, Yahiya Nader, Mohammed Abbas, Soufiane Rahimi, Caio Canedo, Cristian Guanca and Laba Kodjo.

Substitutions: Saeed Jumaa replaced Bandar Al Ahbabi “72” – Ahmad Barman replaced Yahiya Nader “77” – Khaled Al Blooshi replaced Mohammad Abbas “84.”

Yellow Cards: Bandar Al Ahbabi (41) – Rafael Pereira (56) – Ahmad Barman (94).

Red Cards: none.
Shots: 15
Shot on goal: 5
Shots inside the zone: 12
Shots out of the zone: 3
Corners: 11
Offside: 4
Ball Possession: 57%

Al Wasl: 2
Goals: Gilberto Oliveira “43” – Ali Saleh “82”.

Starting Lineup: Mohammad Ali, Youssef Ali Al Muhairi, Ali Hassan Salmin, Ali Saleh, Ramiro Benti, Gilberto Oliveira, Hassan Ibrahim, Jefferson Douglas, Salem Alazizy, Abdullah Khamis Jumaa, and Alexander Vasilievich.

Substitutions: Mohammad Abdul Rahman replaced Jefferson Douglas “74” – Mohammad Al Akbri replaced Ali Hassan Salmin “79.”

Yellow Cards: Hassan Ibrahim “37” – Salem Al Azizi “86”.

Red Cards: None.

Shots: 6
Shots on goal: 3
Shots within the box: 2
Shots out of the box: 4
Corners: 1
Offside: 0
Ball Possession: 43%

Match Officials
The match was run by Mohammad Al Harmoudi, “Match Referee”. He was assisted by Jumaa Al Mukhaini, “First Assistant Referee”, Mohammad Al Obaidly, “Second Assistant Referee”, Amer Al Duba’i, “Fourth Official” Mohammad Abdullah Hassan, “Video Referee”, Hassan Al Hammadi, “Video Assistant Referee”, Badr Al Badri, “Referees Assessor” and Mansour Al Harbi “Match Commissioner”.