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Pro League round-up: Jaber lifts Baniyas over Dubai

Baniyas comeback twice to defeat Dubai and Al Wahda have no problems with Kalba.

Baniyas, in white, overcame two deficits to defeat Dubai.
Baniyas, in white, overcame two deficits to defeat Dubai.

Dubai 2 Baniyas 3

A goal two minutes into injury time gave Baniyas a come-from-behind victory over Dubai on Thursday night. Yousuf Jaber was the match winner when his header gave Baniyas a 3-2 advantage and all three points. Al Hassan Keita put Dubai in front in first half injury time and they held the lead until the 75th minute when Andre Senghor equalised. Richard Porta restored Dubai's advantage three minutes later but the substitute Nawaf Mubarak levelled the scores two minutes before the end of regular time leaving Jaber to score the dramatic winner.

Kalba 0 Al Wahda 6

Al Wahda blitzed Kalba 6-0 to move joint top of the Pro League table along with Baniyas. Papa Waigo opened the scoring after just nine minutes, Marcelo doubled the lead in the 38th minute and Waigo netted again three minutes before the break. Wahda scored three more goals in the second half through Essa Santo in the 75th minute, Adil Abdullah in the 80th minute and Srdan Andric who completed the rout two minutes into injury time. The victory lifted Wahda's points total to six while Kalba are firmly fixed at the bottom of the table and have yet to open their account.


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