Al Ain team receives at 20:15 this evening its guest Al Jazira at Hazaa bin Zayed Stadium in the 16th round of the ADNOC Professional Football League, in a confrontation that both sides enter with the desire to win only to get closer to the lead, and the match coincides with the high morale of the landowners striker, the Togolese international Laba Kodjo, who signed a long-term contract with the team the day before yesterday, continues to chase group titles and break individual records, as he has 75 goals in the league and only 11 goals separate him from the equation of Majid Al Owais, the third historical scorer.
Al-Zaeem, the defending champion, has 28 points, and enters today’s match after seven consecutive confrontations in the competition, during which he did not taste the taste of loss (4 wins and 3 draws), and the team is going through a state of stability, especially on the defensive side, which was the weakest line at the beginning. season, but the collective method of defense with the participation of midfielders reduced dangerous attacks.
The Ukrainian coach, Sergey Rebrov, said in the press conference before the match that the balance between the team lines seemed clear, and added: “The players were concerned about defensive mistakes and began to help each other, and the team became different compared to the beginning of the season, and this is what I seek to achieve.” It shows how important that is to the team as a whole.”
On the other hand, the players of the Al-Jazira team, who have 27 points in their balance, realize that victory in today’s meeting means strengthening their chances of competing for the title and staying close to the leading clubs, and the team is counting on the new deals it recently concluded, foremost of which is the contract with the top scorer of the Gulf Cup tournament, Iraqi Ayman Hussein.
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