Al-Wahda benefited from missing two penalties from Ittihad Kalba in two consecutive minutes, to emerge victorious 2-0 and continue chasing the lead in the ADNOC Professional Football League today, Sunday.
Sebastien Tigali scored the first goal in the 22nd minute from a penalty kick, and Tahnoun Al Zaabi added the second goal three minutes before the break.
Ittihad Kalba got a chance to reduce the deficit from a penalty kick, but Philip Kish fired a massive shot that hit the crossbar in the 63rd minute.
The ball bounced off the crossbar, but the referee awarded a new penalty kick for a handball and confirmed his decision after returning to the video assistant referee.
The same situation was repeated. Slovakian Kech decided to take the penalty kick. And he fired a massive shot, as was the case on the first attempt. It also bounced off the crossbar, but this time a new penalty kick was not awarded.
Ittihad Kalba, eighth in the standings, pressed hard despite that, and the match reached the 103rd minute, but the result did not change until the end.
The unit’s balance became 30 points in third place, two points ahead of Shabab Al-Ahly leaders, and one point ahead of Sharjah, in second place.
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