The matches of the round of 16 in the President’s Cup, which concluded yesterday, drew the difficult path of the tournament, starting with the quarter-finals, which will witness two big summits that bring together the defending champions, Sharjah, against Al Jazira, and the “Classico” between Al Ain and Shabab Al Ahly, where the last meeting between them was in the league last October. And it ended for Shabab Al-Ahly with a score of 2-1, while the way may be paving the way for four other teams to achieve achievement and reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
The quarter-finals give the Ajman team an opportunity to continue its positive results in the current season, and perhaps achieve a surprise and reach the final of the tournament, but first it must overcome the obstacle of the Al-Bataeh team, which succeeded in overcoming Kalba in an exciting match in the round of 16, and in the second match Bani Yas will face a difficult obstacle, when it meets Al Wasl, and the two teams are looking for reaching the semi-finals and trying to achieve the precious title.
The round of 16 matches did not witness any surprises in view of the names of the qualified teams, with the exception of the exit of Kalba, and the strongest match that brought together Sharjah and Al-Nasr, and ended with the victory of the “King”, with a score of 2-1 in a match whose three goals came from penalty kicks, while Al-Jazira succeeded in overcoming “Gulf FC” won six, as Ajman beat Al-Hamriyah, Shabab Al-Ahly beat “Al-Suqoor”, Bani Yas beat Al-Dhafra, Al-Ain defeated Khor Fakkan with difficulty, Al-Wasl defeated Al-Fujairah, and Al-Bataeh beat Kalba with a penalty shootout.
Diop steals the spotlight
The Gulf FC player, Mohamed Diop, grabbed the limelight after he scored a wonderful goal for his team against Al-Jazira, with a goal he launched from 75 meters to reach the goal, and scored a wonderful goal through which the talk of analysts and communication sites was a metaphor for a new player who will certainly be one of the Important deals in the Professional League next season.
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