x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Pro League round-up: Dibba take a point from Dubai

Goalless in Dubai gets first point for Dibba Al Fujairah, while points also split between Al Dhafra and Ajman.

Dibba, in blue, held Dubai to a goalles draw.
Dibba, in blue, held Dubai to a goalles draw.

Dubai 0, Dibba 0

Promoted Dibba Al Fujairah got their Pro League campaign off to a sound start when they won an away point from Dubai in a 0-0 draw. Dubai, led by new coach Rene Marsiglia, were the favourites and were coming in to the game on the back of a resounding 2-0 win over the promoted Al Shaab in the Etisalat Cup last week. Dibba, who have reached the top tier in the UAE for the first time, can now go into their next game against Al Dhafra, another promoted side, with confidence next week.

Al Dhafra 1, Ajman 1

Al Dhafra fought back from a goal down to hold Ajman. Malian striker Founeke Sy, who scored four goals in Ajman's crushing 6-1 win over Dibba Al Fujairah in the Etisalat Cup last week, gave the visitors an early 8th minute lead, but former Al Nasr man Amare Diane equalised in the 50th minute, making sure Dhafra start their league campaign with a point. Dhafra will travel to Dibba Saturday, and Ajman will host defending champions Al Ain on Friday.

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