x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Pro League round-up: Jazira stage dramatic comeback against Al Shaab

Paulo Bonamigo's snatched victory after being two goals down inside half an hour, while Al Wahda were comfortable winners over Al Dhafra.

Ajman scramble to clear an Al Nasr attack.
Ajman scramble to clear an Al Nasr attack.

Al Shaab 2 Al Jazira 3

Al Shaab Silva 23’, 30’
Al Jazira Mabkhout 33’, Oliveira 63’, Mousa 75’

Red card Shin (Jazira)

Al Jazira battled back from two goals down to beat Al Shaab, taking their tally to 21 points. Rodrigo Souza Silva struck twice in seven minutes to give Shaab a 2-0 lead on 30 minutes. But Ali Mabkhout’s goal and a stunning 30-yard effort from Riccardo Oliveira levelled the scores before Abdulla Mousa netted the winner.

 

Al Wahda 3 Al Dhafra 0

Al Wahda Waigo 11’, Oliveira 52’, Al Kathiri 86’

Al Wahda arrested their three-game losing streak with a 3-0 home victory over Al Dhafra. Papa Waigo, the Senegalese forward, gave Wahda a 10th-minute lead with a spectacular volley. Marcelo Oliveira, the Brazilian, doubled their lead six minutes into the second half and Saeed Al Kathiri tapped in a corner four minutes from time to complete the rout. The clean sheet will please coach Branko Ivankovic, who has seen his side concede 14 goals in their previous three defeats.

 

Al Nasr 1 Ajman 1

Al Nasr Ahmed 32'
Ajman Basheer 45’+1

Al Nasr missed an opportunity to put some distance between them and Baniyas in the chase of Al Ain after being held to a draw by Ajman. The home side took the lead in the 32nd minute through Humaid Ahmed, but Ajman were able to equalise just before half time through Saleh Basheer. In what is fast becoming a battle for second place, Nasr will hope to make the most of next week’s clash with Al Dhafra, as Al Jazira and Baniyas meet in a capital derby.