Ittihad Kalba beat its guest Al-Wahda 2-1 yesterday, in the 11th round of the ADNOC Professional League, bringing its score to 15 points in seventh place, while Al-Wahda’s balance froze at 20 points in second place, seven points behind the leaders Al-Ain, before Two rounds from the end of the stage going.
Ittihad Kalba goalkeeper, Jamal Abdullah, saved a penalty kick by Brazilian Joao Pedro, an important turning point in the match, as the Tigers reversed their goal to win with two goals.
And scored for the Syrian unit Omar Khribin in the 17th minute, after receiving a cross, in which he got rid of the pressure of the defense, and shot towards the goal with high skill, so that the ball surprised goalkeeper Jamal Abdullah.
The second half witnessed the rush of the Kalba players to the middle of Al-Wahda Stadium, but the defenses of Al-Wahda closed the paths towards the goal, and Al-Wahda goalkeeper Rashid Ali saved Ahmed Jeshak’s ball, before Kalba’s defenders intervened to prevent Al-Wahda striker Pedro, and remove the ball before he shot it at the Tigers’ goal from the outskirts The penalty.
Kalba player Ahmed Amer, who replaced Togo’s Malaba, missed a valuable opportunity to create a goal opportunity, had he not exaggerated dribbling to lose the ball.
Al-Wahda received a penalty kick, after the ball touched the hand of the Peruvian player Cartagena, after Omar Khribin’s shot, but the penalty kick by the Brazilian Pedro was saved by the Tigers’ goalkeeper Jamal Abdullah, and it constituted a turning point in the match, especially since Kalba equalized through the Guinean Othman. Camara, after receiving a ball from Muhammad Sabeel, and the intervention of Abd al-Salam Muhammad (75).
Kalba returned and scored the second goal with a shot by Ahmed Jeshak from outside the penalty area, following an attack led by Habib Al-Fardan and Austrian Zulig (81). Omar Khribin almost equalized the score for Al-Wahda, had he not hit his ball from an easy position over the crossbar (90 + 2).
• Ittihad Kalba snatched the victory from Al Wahda with two goals within 6 minutes.
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