Shabab Al Ahli 3:2 Al Jazira. ADNOC Pro League. Match Report Apr. 7, 2024

Shabab beat Al Jazira 3-2 at the Rashid Stadium on a vibrant Sunday night during matchweek 18 of the ADNOC Pro League.

The win elevates Shabab Al Ahli's position in the league, amassing 37 points and ascending to the second spot. Conversely, Al Jazira remains at 21, positioning them in the eighth spot in the standings.

Munas Dabbur evaded the defenders and converted a cross from Bader Nasser into the game's opening goal within the first five minutes. Not long afterwards, Igor Jesus Da Cruz extended the lead for Shabab Al Ahli, capitalizing on an assist from Dabbur, intensifying Al Jazira's challenge.

Refusing to buckle under pressure, Al Jazira orchestrated a comeback, culminating in Khalfan Mubarak's precise free-kick goal just before the close of the first half, injecting hope and reducing the deficit.

The match's momentum swayed in the second half as Shabab Al Ahli adopted a conservative approach, paving the way for Al Jazira to launch aggressive offensive forays to level the scores.

Their efforts were rewarded with a penalty in the 80th minute, following a foul on Abdullah Idrees. Khalfan Mubarak, true to form, converted the penalty, marking Al Jazira's second goal and setting the stage for a gripping finale.

Despite Al Jazira's intensified attacks in the closing moments, Shabab Al Ahli managed to preserve their lead, securing a gripping 3-2 victory.

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