x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Al Ain and Al Jazira make it to President's Cup quarter-finals

Asamoah Gyan continues goal spree, as Marcelo Oliveira's brace ensures Sharjah's progress.

Asamoah Gyan, the biggest Pro League signing in the summer, scored twice as Al Ain eased to a 4-2 win over Emirates and moved into the last eight of the President's Cup.

It was a morale-boosting win for Al Ain ahead of a top-of-the-table clash with Al Jazira in the Pro League on Thursday.

The Ghana international's goals bracketed one by Mohammed Abdulrahman, and gave Al Ain a 3-1 lead at half time at Al Nasr's stadium.

Emirates surprisingly had taken a fourth-minute lead through Mohsine Moutauali, the Moroccan forward.

Mohaned Al Enazi added a fourth early in the second half while Emirates drew some consolation of a second goal courtesy of Fares Juma, the Al Ain defender, who turned one into his own net two minutes into injury time.

Al Jazira overcame 10-man Al Shabab 4-2 in extra time at Al Ain. Ricardo Oliveira gave them the lead on the hour, six minutes after Eisa Obaid was sent off.

Azizbek Haydarov levelled the game four minutes from time to send the game into an extra 30 minutes.

Abdullah Mousa and Abdulraheem Jumaa each scored within five minutes, and Bare, the Brazilian forward, took them to safety with a third. Adel Abdullah scored a consolation goal for Shabab, who beat Jazira in a league game last week.

Also, Sharjah ousted the First Division side Al Khaleej 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Marcelo Oliveira.

The Brazilian forward scored either side of half time to give Sharjah a two-goal lead.

 

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