ABU DHABI. Al Wahda was able to turn the table against Al Jazira to win 2-1. It was Al Jazira to strike first with a goal of A. Mabkhout at the 15′. Then it was a goal in the 59′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, F. Martins gave the win to Al Wahda in the 60′ minute with a goal. Al Wahda was vastly superior ball possession (63%) was among the key factors of its victory.
N. Dhawi received a red card (73′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why Al Jazira lost the match.
The match was played at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Sultan Abdurazzaq who had the assistance of Mohamed Ahmed Yousuf Al Hammadi and Juma Al Mukhaini. The 4th official was Khalid Bu Hasan. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 32.2 degrees Celsius or 90.01 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 47%.
Al Wahda was in firm control of the ball 63% while Al Jazira was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Al Wahda was more aggressive with 83 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Wahda won the match.
Al Jazira shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Al Wahda shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.
Al Jazira received 3 yellow cards (T. Serero, N. Dhawi and A. Idrees). On the opposite side, Al Wahda received 5 yellow cards (F. Al Saadi, A. Silva, J. Pedro, F. Martins and M. Al Hammadi).
N. Dhawi (Al Jazira) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (73′).
After this encounter, Al Jazira will stay with 45 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Al Wahda will have 49 points to stay in the 3rd place.
F. Al Saadi
A. Al Ameri
M. Al Yammahi
Z. Al Ameri
J. Pereira dos Santos (Goal Disallowed)
K. I. Al Hammadi
M. Al Hammadi
Al Wahda will host Al Nasr on the 25th of May with a 15-8 head to head record in favor of Al Wahda (8 draws).
Al Jazira: Formation and Lineups
Al Jazira started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Marcel Keizer chose to play with the following team: Abdullrahman Al Ameri, Mohammed Al Attas, Abdullah Idrees, Nawaf Dhawi, T. Serero, Mohammed Jamal, Zayed Sultan, Yousef Ayman, Ali Mabkhout, A. Diaby and Zayed Al Ameri.
Al Jazira made 4 changes: A. Al Ameri for R. Almenhali (46′), Z. Al Ameri for M. Al Yammahi (64′), M. Jamal for Bruno (64′) and Y. Ayman for N. Hermann (85′).
Al Wahda: Formation and Lineups
Al Wahda started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
On the other side, Grégory Dufrennes played with: Mohamed Al Shamsi, Fares Jumaa, Mahmoud Khamis, Lucas Pimenta, Adrien Silva, Khamis Esmaeel, Fábio Martins, Khalil Ibrahim, Ismaeil Matar, João Pedro and Omar Khribin.
Al Wahda made 2 changes: Khamis Esmail for M. Alharbi (85′) and K. I. Al Hammadi for A. Alkarbi (86′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Uae League