Al-Ain midfielder Cristian Guanka played the role of his fellow striker, who was absent from the squad, the Togolese international Laba Kodjo, due to injury, and led “Al-Zaeem” to achieve an important victory at the expense of his guest Al-Nasr, 3-1, in the confrontation that brought the two teams together this evening at Hazza Bin Stadium Zayed, in the 11th round of the ADNOC Football League, to come close to securing the title of “Winter Champion”, in the event of Al-Wahda losing against Kalba tomorrow, after raising his score to 27 points singing in the lead, while the “Brigadier” points froze at 17.
The confrontation was very exciting and friendly between the two teams, especially as it was a repeated scenario between the two teams after the President’s Cup meeting, which was held only 5 days ago, and ended with the victory of “Violet” 1-0, and qualifying for the quarter-finals. The match witnessed the expulsion of Al-Nasr player Mahdi Obeid with a red card after a rough intervention against Al-Ain player Sufian Rahimi.
The crossbar prevented Al-Nasr from scoring, specifically in the tenth minute, when it blocked the shot of striker Sebastian Tigali. The scene was repeated again in the 30th minute, when Al-Nasr player Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi hit a strong ball that hit the body of Al-Ain player Jonathan before hitting the crossbar and turning into a corner kick.
The confrontation intensified after Al Ain scored a penalty kick in the 40th minute of the match, but Moroccan Sofiane Rahimi missed it.
Contrary to the course of the first half, Al Ain scored the goal, scoring the lead through Guanca from a penalty kick in the 46th minute, while Al Nasr equalized through Tigali in the 65th minute.
The excitement did not stop there, as Guanca returned and put Al Ain in the lead by scoring the second goal for him and his team in the 71st minute, while midfielder Ahmed Berman secured the result with the third goal in the 81st minute.
Tigali reaches the 170 . goal
Al-Nasr striker Sebastian Tigali scored his 170th goal in the history of his participation in the league, becoming only 5 goals away from the equation of the historical balance of the league’s top scorer, who sits on his throne, Al-Jazira player, Ali Mabkhout and the legend Fahd Khamis equally, with 175 goals each. But Tigali’s number did not come in good conditions for Al-Nasr, who lost yesterday’s meeting.
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