Al Sharjah recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Al Wahda 2-1 with B. Malango scoring a double

ABU DHABI. Al Sharjah manages to find the solution against Al Wahda to win 2-1. B. Malango was the key to score 2 goals.


ABU DHABI. Al Sharjah manages to find the solution against Al Wahda to win 2-1. B. Malango was the key to score 2 goals. All goals were scored in the first half.​ It was Al Wahda to strike first with a goal of A. Silva at the 23′. Then it was a goal in the 38′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, B. Malango Ngita gave the win to Al Sharjah in the 45′ minute with a goal scoring a double.

The match was played at the Al-Nahyan Stadium stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Adel Al Naqbi with the help of Mohamed Ahmed Yousuf Al Hammadi and Hassan Mohammed Hassan Abdullah Suqatari Al Mahri. The 4th official was Nawaf Alzeyouidi. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 31.7 degrees Celsius or 89.13 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 35%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Al Wahda was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Al Sharjah that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Al Sharjah was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Sharjah won the match.​

Al Wahda shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Al Sharjah shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.


Al Wahda received 1 yellow card (R. Canedo). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Al Sharjah.

After playing this match, Al Wahda will stay with 45 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Al Sharjah will have 42 points like Al Jazira to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 23'

    A. Silva

    J. Pedro

  • 38'

    B. Malango Ngita


  • 45'

    B. Malango Ngita

  • 63'

    I. Matar

    Khamis Esmail

  • 69'

    O. Camara


  • 73'

    M. Saeed

    J. Pedro

  • 80'

    R. Canedo

  • 86'

    S. Rashid


  • 89'

    F. Al Saadi

    M. Abdulla

  • 89'

    T. Alzaabi

    F. Martins

  • 90'

    A. H. Saleh

    M. Rashid

  • 90'

    M. Suroor

    B. Malango Ngita

Next match

In the upcoming Uae League match, Al Wahda will play away with Ajman on the 10th of May with a 12-5 head to head in favor of Al Wahda (4 draws).

Al Sharjah will host Khorfakkan Club on the 10th of May with a 3-1 head to head statistic in favor of Al Sharjah (1 draw).

Al Wahda: Formation and Lineups

Al Wahda started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Grégory Dufrennes chose to play with the following team: Mohamed Al Shamsi, Majed Abdulla, Rúben Canedo, Lucas Pimenta, Adrien Silva, Khamis Esmaeel, Fábio Martins, Khalil Ibrahim, Abdulla Hamad, João Pedro and Omar Khribin.


Al Wahda made 4 changes: Khamis Esmail for I. Matar (63′), J. Pedro for M. Saeed (73′), M. Abdulla for F. Al Saadi (89′) and F. Martins for T. Alzaabi (89′).

Al Sharjah: Formation and Lineups

Al Sharjah started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Aurelian Cosmin Olăroiu played with: Darwish Mohammad Habib, Salem Sultan, Khaled Ebraheim, Gustavo Alemão, Marcus Meloni, Bernard, O. Shukurov, Mohammad Abdulbasit, Majid Rashid, Luanzinho and B. Malango.


Al Sharjah made 4 changes: Luanzinho for O. Camara (69′), Bernard for S. Rashid (86′), M. Rashid for A. H. Saleh (90′) and B. Malango Ngita for M. Suroor (90′).

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