The scoring profusion grabbed the spotlight in the 22nd round of the ADNOC Professional League, which concluded, the day before yesterday, with Dibba’s draw with Al-Wahda 1-1, in a postponed match, due to Al-Wehda’s participation in the King Salman Cup for Arab clubs. The round saw 25 goals scored.
The Al-Jazira and Al-Nasr match scored 7 goals, after it ended with Al-Jazira winning (4-3), while the Sharjah and Al-Dhafra match was the least scored, with a goal in favor of Sharjah.
And with the “hat-trick” in the Al-Nasr goal, Al Jazira player Ali Mabkhout intensified the competition between him and Togolese player Laba Kodjo, Al Ain player, for the top scorer in the league, after Mabkhout raised his score to 22 goals, to become one goal away from Laba Kodjo, while Lima raised Al Wasl player. He scored 16 goals to come third.
Among the 25 goals in the round, the foreigners scored 18 goals, while the citizens scored 7, which is a “hat-trick” Mabkhout, and a goal for each of Abdullah Ramadan for Al-Jazira, Fabio Lima for Al-Wasl, Issa Al-Houti, the Kalba player by mistake, and Salem Saleh for Sharjah.
During the round, the owners of the land were able to win 4 matches, which are Al-Jazira over Al-Nasr, Al-Ahly youth over Al-Bataeh, Ajman over Al-Wasl, and Sharjah over Al-Dhafra, while the tie was present in one match, which was Dibba and Al-Wahda.
The 22nd round witnessed the counting of 5 penalty kicks, all of which were scored, 2 by Ali Mabkhout (Al-Jazeera), and one each by Kartabia, Igor Gesius (Shabab Al-Ahly), and Ali Madan (Ajman).
By defeating Al Wasl, the Ajman team was able to score its fastest start in the history of the professional league, after scoring 3 goals in the first 24 minutes, with a brace from Walid Azaro in the 9th and 20th minutes, and a goal from Firas Belarabi in the 24th minute.
During the tour, the stadium judges reported 21 yellow cards and 3 red cards.
Ali Mabkhout narrowed the gap with the top scorer, Laba Kodjo, to only one goal.
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