Uae League: Al Ittihad Kalba demolishes Emirates 3-1 with 3 goals from R. Zulj

KALBA. Al Ittihad Kalba conquered Emirates 3-1 thanks to R. Zulj who scored in the 6th, 16th and 31st minute.


KALBA. Al Ittihad Kalba beat Emirates 3-1 thanks to R. Zulj who scored in the 6th, 16th and 31st minute. Al Ittihad Kalba was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with R. Zulj (6′), R. Zulj (16′) and R. Zulj (31′). Emirates reduced the distance with a goal (79′) by J. Guede Gnadou, but there was not much to do for them. Al Ittihad Kalba was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium stadium in Kalba on Wednesday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Amer Aldhubiea who had the assistance of Juma Al Mukhaini and Talal Rashed Al Nuaimi. The 4th official was Fahed Ahmed Khalaf. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 32.1 degrees Celsius or 89.85 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 55%.​

Match Statistics

Al Ittihad Kalba was in firm control of the ball 61% while Emirates was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Al Ittihad Kalba was more aggressive with 0 dangerous attacks and 3 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Ittihad Kalba won the match.

Al Ittihad Kalba shot 3 times, 3 on target, 0 off target. On the opposite side, Emirates shot 2 times, 2 on target, 0 off target.


Al Ittihad Kalba received 1 yellow card (M. Sabeel). On the opposite side, Emirates received 1 yellow card (A. Musa).

After this match, Al Ittihad Kalba will have 24 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Emirates will stay with 10 points to stay in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    R. Zulj

  • 16'

    R. Zulj

    B. Ramirez

  • 31'

    R. Zulj

  • 36'

    A. Musa

  • 46'

    A. Essa Juma

    A. Musa

  • 46'

    A. Al Nuaimi

    W. Sabbar

  • 46'

    S. Qasem

    A. Mahmoud

  • 46'

    F. Saleh

    Y. Yousef

  • 59'

    P. Mlapa

    S. Alamiri

  • 59'

    H. Fardan

    R. Zulj

  • 66'

    M. Sabeel

  • 74'

    F. Batout

    M. Ahmed Abdalla

  • 74'

    M. Al Blooshi

    K. Al Rezzi

  • 79'

    J. Guede Gnadou

  • 81'

    A. Motta

    S. Lithierry

  • 83'

    M. Salem

    S. Mohammed Abdul

Next match

In the upcoming Uae League match, Al Ittihad Kalba will play away with Al Wahda on the 15th of May with a 9-3 head to head in favor of Al Wahda (2 draws).

Emirates will host Al Urooba on the 15th of May with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Al Urooba (0 draws).

Al Ittihad Kalba: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Jorge Orosmán da Silva Echeverrito chose to play with the following team: Jamal Abdullah, Abdul Sallam Mohameed, Mohammad Subil, Khalid Alzari, Abdulaziz Al Hamhami, R. Žulj, W. Cartagena, B. Ramírez, B. Garcés, A. Jshak and Sultan Adill Alamiri.


Al Ittihad Kalba made 5 changes: S. Alamiri for P. Mlapa (59′), R. Zulj for H. Fardan (59′), M. Ahmed Abdalla for F. Batout (74′), K. Al Rezzi for M. Al Blooshi (74′) and S. Mohammed Abdul for M. Salem (83′).

Emirates: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Ayman Al Ramadi played with: Suhail Abdulla, Ali Moustafa, Abdulla Mohammed, Fares Khalil, Yago, Khaled Ambar, W. Sabbar, Ahmed Mahmoud, Yaqoub Eisa, J. Gnadou and Lithierry.


Emirates made 5 changes: A. Musa for A. Essa Juma (46′), W. Sabbar for A. Al Nuaimi (46′), A. Mahmoud for S. Qasem (46′), Y. Yousef for F. Saleh (46′) and S. Lithierry for A. Motta (81′).

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