x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Pro League round-up: Kalba claim bragging rights in basement battle

New Kalba manager Ze Mario was handed the best possible start as his side moved off the foot of the Pro League table with a 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Dibba Al Fujairah.

Al Wasl's Emiliano Alfaro was among the scorers against Al Shaab.
Al Wasl's Emiliano Alfaro was among the scorers against Al Shaab.

Dibba Al Fujairah 2 Kalba 3

Kalba held on for a crucial 3-2 away win over their fellow basement team Dibba Al Fujairah at Fujairah Stadium last night to move two points clear of their rivals.

The visitors powered into a three-goal lead thanks to two strikes from Saoud Faraj and a long-time-coming goal from Gregory Dufrennes, who took a fine finish with the outside of his boot to curl the ball in at the left-hand post.

Dibba’s Abdelrazaq Al Hussain pulled one back before half time and Alex struck from the penalty spot late on, but Kalba held on to take the three points home. 

Al Wasl 3 Al Shaab 2

Al Wasl mounted a comeback against Al Shaab at Zabeel Stadium.

Shaab took the lead through Hassan Maatouk and then doubled their advantage when Rodrigo Vergilio struck just before half time.

But Wasl completed an impressive second-half comeback, with Ali Abbas, Mariano Donda and Emiliano Alfaro all on the scoresheet.

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