Al Wasl Strengthens Its Lead in ADNOC Professional League Standings with a 2-0 Victory Over Emirates

Al Wasl Strengthens Its Lead in ADNOC Professional League Standings with a 2-0 Victory Over Emirates

In a significant move to secure its top position in the ADNOC Professional League standings, the Al Wasl team emerged victorious with a 2-0 win against the Emirates team. The triumph maintains an 8-point lead over its closest competitor, Al Ain, who has a postponed match from the previous round yet to be played.

Al Wasl showcased dominance not only in the recent league match but also repeated success within a week, having previously defeated its UAE counterpart in the round of 16 of the President’s Cup. The team continues its unbeaten streak this season, boasting 11 wins and 3 draws, standing as the only team yet to face a defeat.

The fourteenth round of the ADNOC Professional League featured notable outcomes, with hosts securing victories in only two matches – Sharjah over Kalba and Shabab Al-Ahly over Ajman. The remaining five matches witnessed the hosts facing defeats, with no draws recorded.

A total of 17 goals were scored during the round, averaging 2.4 goals per match. The clash between Al-Nasr and Al-Jazira, ending in favor of Al-Nasr with a score of 3-2, marked the highest goal-scoring match. On the other hand, matches involving Al-Sharjah against Kalba and Al-Ain against Bani Yas had the least goals, each with only one scored.

The round included a crucial goal in the 90th + 3 minute by Sufyan Rahimi of Al Ain against Baniyas, shaping the outcome of the match. Notably, two penalty kicks were awarded but missed by Ali Mabkhout of Al Jazira and Sufyan Rahimi of Al Ain.

In other league action, Al Wahda returned to the winning track with a 2-1 victory over Al Bataeh, bouncing back after a loss to Khor Fakkan and a draw against Sharjah in the previous rounds.

Sharjah continues its impressive run, maintaining a perfect record with no points dropped after securing a victory over Ittihad Kalba with a single goal.

Al-Nasr secured a notable victory against Al-Jazira at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, marking their first win at Al-Jazira Stadium since January 2020.

The round witnessed 24 yellow cards being issued by stadium judges, and a red card was handed to Khaled Al-Dhanhani of Sharjah, while the teams of Al-Jazira, Al-Bataeh, and Al-Wahda remained free from cards.

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