x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Pro League round-up: Dubai move top

Richard Porta twice on target as Dubai win 3-2 away at Al Shaab, while Kalba lose for a second week at expense of Baniyas.

Al Shaab 2 Dubai 3

Al Shaab Vergilio 54', Khamis 67' Dubai Feinduono 43', Porta 51', 74'

Richard Porta, above, scored twice as Dubai cut short Al Shaab's rally at the Sharjah Stadium. A minute from the break, Simon Pierre Feindouno broke the deadlock with a stunning strike from outside the box. Porta made it 2-0 for the visitors in the 51st minute, but Shaab equalised through Rodrigo Vergilio and Nasser Khamis. Porta, the Australian-Uruguayan, sealed three points for Dubai with his second.

Baniyas 2 Kalba 0

Baniyas Belmaalem 3', Senghor 25'

Ismail Belmaalem, the Morocco international defender on loan from Raja Casablanca, scored in the opening minutes, and the Baniyas veteran striker Andre Senghor added a second before the break as the Abu Dhabi side rebounded from an opening defeat and handed Kalba their second loss in as many outings. The Sharjah club, promoted after one season in Division One, have been outscored 6-0 in two top-flight league matches.