x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Kalba 0 Al Shaab 4

Shaab are sitting pretty after thrashing of Kalba in the match between the two promoted teams.

Rodrigo Vergilio scored twice as Al Shaab celebrated their return to the Pro League with a crushing 4-0 win at last season's Division One champions Kalba. After a barren first half, Vergilio opened the scoring in the 54th minute from the penalty spot after he was brought down inside the box. The former Al Nasr striker then made it 2-0 in the 61st minute when his rasping volley slipped through the hands of the Kalba goalkeeper. His fellow Brazilian Rodrigo Sousa Silva made it 3-0 in the 82nd minute before Nasser Khamis rounded off the scoring six minutes later.