x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Wasl back on top of table

Wins by Al Jazira and Baniyas on Saturday night had seen the Dubai club slip from first to third in the table, but they reclaimed their No 1 spot.

Al Wasl moved back to the top of the league last night with a 2-1 victory at home to Kalba.

Wins by Al Jazira and Baniyas on Saturday night had seen the Dubai club slip from first to third in the table, but they reclaimed their No 1 spot thanks again to Fran Yeste, their Spanish summer signing.

Yeste, who arrived from Athletic Bilbao, has been one of the players of the season so far and he registered his fifth goal of the season last night. Alexandre Oliviera, the Brazilian striker, also netted for Wasl while Frenchman Gregory Dufrennes scored for Kalba.

Elsewhere, Al Shabab hammered a hapless 10-man Sharjah 3-0 last night. Sharjah were a man down in the 56th minute when Musa Hatab picked up his second yellow card for a tackle on Carlos Villanueva and the Chilean international opened the scoring five minutes later.

He then played provider in the 89th minute for Julio Cesar and Mohammed Nasser completed the tally two minutes into injury time.

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