First Team 26 February 2021
Sharjah vs Al Jazira
Al Jazira moved three points clear at the top of the Arabian Gulf League standings with a convincing 3-0 win over Sharjah at Sharjah Stadium in matchweek 18 on Friday.
The guests were already 1-0 up after 14 minutes only, as Khalfan Mubarak's corner fell to Moroccan defender Mohammed Rabii who sent a fine header into the back of the net, scoring his first goal with Al Jazira.
In-form Ali Mabkhout got his name onto the scoresheet in the 36th minute to double Al Jazira's lead and end his 465-minute goal drought against Sharjah in the league.
Al Jazira were reduced to 10 men when Abdalla Ramadan was sent off for a second booking in the 61st minute following a rough challenge.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, Al Jazira netted the third goal. Mabkhout was at the center of action once again when he converted from the spot in the first minute of injury time to score his second of the night and raise his tally to 17 goals at the top of the goalscoring charts.
The win helped Al Jazira move to the top of the standings on 40 points, three above Sharjah who dropped to second place.