Al Wasl achieved a valuable victory over its host, Sharjah, yesterday, with three goals to one, during the confrontation that brought them together at Sharjah Stadium, in the second round of the ADNOC Professional Football League. Al Wasl raised its score to six points, while Sharjah remained at three points. The “Emperor” hit hard, played a great game and deserved the big win.
Al-Wasl had won the Sharjah stadium last season, 0-1, but yesterday, it raised the score to 1-3, and the match also witnessed Cayo scoring his first goal with Al-Wasl, since his return after playing in the period before Al-Ain.
The match witnessed the awarding of three penalty kicks by international referee Adel Al-Naqbi, two of which were for Sharjah, and one for Al-Wasl.
Al Wasl advanced with two goals in the first half, scored by Swiss Haris Seferovic (7) and Fabio de Lima (32) from a penalty kick, and narrowed the difference to Sharjah’s Brazilian Luan Pereira (67) from a penalty kick.
Al Wasl player Caio squandered Sharjah’s hopes to adjust the score by scoring the third goal in the fatal time (91) with a powerful shot.
Al Wasl seemed the best and most organized, in control and in possession of the ball, while Sharjah suffered a lot in this match, especially during the first half, during which it received two unanswered goals.
The two teams started the match with quick moves in an exciting atmosphere, with a large crowd in the stands. Despite the hot weather, the two teams played a great match marked by seriousness and enthusiasm.
Al Wasl pressed hard on the Sharjah front during the first quarter of an hour of the first half, and the Al Wasl attack movements, led by Fabio Lima, Swiss Seferovic, Ali Saleh and Argentine Jimenez, posed a real danger to the King’s goal.
Al Wasl translated its advantage by scoring an early goal through the Swiss Seferovic, just seven minutes after the start of the match.
Sharjah, whose early goal confused his calculations, tried to return to the atmosphere of the match, and Brazilian Caio Lucas (12) missed a penalty kick after Al Wasl goalkeeper Khaled Al-Sanani tackled it, and pushed it valiantly away from his goal.
Al-Wasl strengthened its control over the course of the match by scoring the second goal from a penalty kick that Fabio Lima hit (32).
At the beginning of the second half, the Romanian coach of Sharjah, Cosmin, made changes to his team, with the entry of Spanish striker Paco Alcacer, Khaled Al-Dhanhani and Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi, in an attempt to strengthen the offensive side and return to the match again.
Sharjah narrowed the difference from a penalty kick that was taken by Brazilian Luan Pereira (67).
The 71st minute witnessed the Tunisian Firas Belarabi’s first appearance with Sharjah in the league, after he came on as a substitute.
Caio scored the third goal for Al Wasl (91), to end the match winning 3-1.
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