Al Wasl 1-0 Al Dhafra: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Araujo

DUBAI. Al Wasl defeats Al Dhafra 1-0 after M. Araujo scored just 1 goal (43').


DUBAI. Al Wasl conquers Al Dhafra 1-0 after M. Araujo scored just 1 goal (43′). Al Wasl was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

M. Ghulam received a red card (71′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Al Dhafra lost the match.

The match was played at the Zabeel Stadium stadium in Dubai on Wednesday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Ammar Ali Abdulla Jumaa Al Junaibi who had the assistance of Abdalla Jasim Alhosani and Saeed Al Mansoori. The 4th official was Saif Nabil. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 30.5 degrees Celsius or 86.97 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 45%.​

Match Statistics

Al Wasl was in firm control of the ball 61% while Al Dhafra was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Al Wasl was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Wasl won the match.

Al Wasl shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Al Dhafra shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.


Al Wasl received 3 yellow cards (Gilberto, Adryelson and ). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Al Dhafra.

Also, Al Dhafra didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Ghulam (Al Dhafra) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (71′).

After this contest, Al Wasl will have 29 points like Al Nasr and Ajman to move up in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Al Dhafra will stay with 18 points to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 43'

    M. Araujo

  • 60'

    M. A. Muharrami H.

    M. Aljneibi

  • 60'

    S. Mohamed

    R. A. Suroor

  • 60'

    P. Pavlov

    S. Jolacic

  • 71'

    M. Abdulrahman

    A. Salmeen

  • 71'

    M. Ghulam

  • 76'


  • 81'

    M. Sebil

    A. Juma

  • 83'


  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming Uae League match, Al Wasl will host Ajman on the 15th of May with a 10-6 head to head statistic in favor of Al Wasl (5 draws).

Al Dhafra will host Shabab Al Ahli Dubai on the 15th of May with a 13-3 head to head statistic in favor of Shabab Al Ahli Dubai (8 draws).

Al Wasl: Formation and Lineups

Al Wasl started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Odair Hellmann chose to play with the following team: Mohamed Ali, Salem Al-Azizi, Adryelson, Abdullah Khamis Juma, A. Vasiljević, Hassan Ibrahim, Ramiro, Ali Salmin, M. Araújo, Gilberto and Ali Saleh.


Al Wasl made 2 changes: A. Salmeen for M. Abdulrahman (71′) and A. Juma for M. Sebil (81′).

Al Dhafra: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Badr Al Idrisi played with: Khalid Al Senani, I. El Adoua, Khalid Al Zaabi, Mohamed Al Junaibi, Rashed Abdulla Suroor, L. Amesimeku, Lucas Cândido, Mohammed Yousuf Ghulam, S. Jolacic, Guilherme and João Marcos.


Al Dhafra made 3 changes: M. Aljneibi for M. A. Muharrami H. (60′), R. A. Suroor for S. Mohamed (60′) and S. Jolacic for P. Pavlov (60′).

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