Uae League: Al Dhafra recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Al Urooba 2-1

MADINAT ZAID. Al Dhafra found a way to turn the table against Al Urooba to win 2-1.


MADINAT ZAID. Al Dhafra was able to turn the table against Al Urooba to win 2-1. It was Al Urooba to strike first with a goal of M. Ali at the 15′. Then it was a goal in the 28′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Al Mansoori gave the win to Al Dhafra in the 89′ minute with a goal.

A. Kack received a red card (40′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Al Urooba lost the match.

The match was played at the Al Dhafra Stadium (Madinat Zaid) stadium in Madinat Zaid on Wednesday and it started at 2:15 pm local time. The referee was Sultan Abdurazzaq with the assistance of Jasem Abdulla Al Ali and Juma Al Mukhaini. The 4th official was Mohamed Abdalla Alharmoodi.

Match Statistics

Al Dhafra was in firm control of the ball 55% while Al Urooba was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Al Dhafra was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Dhafra won the match.

Al Dhafra shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Al Urooba shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.


Al Dhafra received 6 yellow cards (S. Al Ghafri, A. Waleed, L. Amesimeku, L. Candido, M. Diop and Khaled Saif). On the opposite side, Al Urooba received 1 yellow card (G. Muniz).

Also, Al Urooba didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Kack (Al Urooba) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (40′).

After playing this contest, Al Dhafra will have 21 points to stay in the 12th place. On the other side, Al Urooba will stay with 18 points to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 5'

    S. Al Ghafri

  • 15'

    M. Ali

  • 28'

    Waleed Ambar

    M. Diop

  • 40'

    A. Kack

  • 43'

    G. Muniz

  • 55'

    Waleed Ambar

  • 61'

    Yousuf Khalfan

    Ali Hassan

  • 61'

    L. Amesimeku

  • 62'

    R. Valencia

    N. Abdulqadir

  • 71'

    M. Aljneibi

    A. Waleed

  • 72'

    Ahmed Murad

    Mohammed Khalfan

  • 82'

    L. Candido

  • 85'

    S. Al Mansoori

    S. Al Ghafri

  • 89'

    S. Al Mansoori

  • 90'

    M. Diop

  • 90'

    Khalid Al Senani

  • 90'

    Amran Al Jassasi


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Al Dhafra: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Badr Al Idrisi chose to play with the following team: Khalid Al Senani, I. El Adoua, Khalid Al Zaabi, P. Pavlov, L. Amesimeku, Sultan Al Ghafri, Khalid Al Darmaki, Lucas Cândido, M. Diop, Waleed Ambar and Guilherme.


Al Dhafra made 3 changes: A. Waleed for M. Aljneibi (71′), S. Al Ghafri for S. Al Mansoori (85′) and Guilherme Augusto for A. Al-Jassasi (90′).

Al Urooba: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Fathi Labidi played with: Ahmed Al Hosani, R. Atassi, Nashd Abdulqadir, Gianluca Muniz, Ali Madan, Said Obaid, A. Kack, Salim Al Rawahi, Khalid Yahya, Ali Hassan and Mohammed Khalfan.


Al Urooba made 3 changes: A. Hassan for Y. Khalfan (62′), N. Abdulqadir for R. Valencia (62′) and M. Ali for A. Moosa (72′).

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