x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

UAE League Cup round-up: Al Ahli close the gap on Ajman

Yousif Al Sayed scored in injury time to lift Al Ahli to a 2-1 victory over Ajman while Al Dhafra and Sharjah blank their opponents.

Al Ahli met Ajman in a UAE League Cup match on Wednesday night in Dubai. Al Alhi scored late to pull out a 2-1 win. Ashraf Al Amra / Al Ittihad
Al Ahli met Ajman in a UAE League Cup match on Wednesday night in Dubai. Al Alhi scored late to pull out a 2-1 win. Ashraf Al Amra / Al Ittihad

Al Ahli: Al Sayed 90’+2, own goal 47’

Ajman: Ahmed Hassan 82’

DUBAI // Yousif Al Sayed scored in injury time to lift Al Ahli to a 2-1 victory over Ajman in a League Cup match on Wednesday night in Dubai.

Ahli got on the scoreboard early in the second half compliments of an own goal. Ajman’s Waleed Ahmed Hassan scored the equaliser in the 82nd minute.

With the win, Ahli closed the gap in Group B and sit one point behind Ajman in third place while Al Dhafra, another winner from last night, remain on top of the group.

Al Dhafra 5 Al Shabab 0

Al Dhafra: Abdulqader 15’, Saif 20’, Diop 27’, Bandar 48’ Clottey 52’

Al Dhafra maintained their place atop Group B with a thumping 5-0 win at home against Al Shabab. The hosts went into the break with a 3-0 advantage after strikes from Abdullah Abdulqader, Saif Mohammed and Makhete Diop. They did not have to wait long for the fourth as Bandar Mohammed scored on the 48th minute and Emmanuel Clottey grabbed the fifth.

Sharjah 2 Baniyas 0

Sharjah: Ze Carlos 13’, Juma 44’

Sharjah remain top of Group A thanks to first-half efforts from the Brazilian Ze Carlos and Yousuf Saeed Juma. The hosts were in front with just 13 minutes played as striker Ze Carlos got between Baniyas defenders to head home. Baniyas, who were previously unbeaten in the competition, conceded a second goal before half time as midfielder Juma rounded the keeper before slotting home.

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