The Emperor secures its lead with an exciting 2-1 victory over Kalba.
The match between Al-Wasl and Ittihad Kalba concluded with a thrilling 2-1 victory for the Emperor in the game held at Zabeel, as part of the 11th round of the ADNOC Pro League.
The game started with Al-Wasl applying pressure, having several opportunities to take an early lead through Haris and Fabio de Lima. However, these chances were not utilized optimally. The Yellow team slightly receded, and the guests tried to capitalize on the situation to score a surprising goal, but the vigilance of the defense, led by goalkeeper Khaled Al-Sennani, prevented that. In the 31st minute, Ali Saleh earned a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, skillfully executed by Gimenez, finding the net and giving Al-Wasl a 1-0 lead.
In the 2nd half, both teams exchanged attacks, with Al-Wasl being more dangerous and dominating the midfield. In the 70th minute, Fabio de Lima received a pass from Gimenez in the penalty area, placing it into the goal, further solidifying the Emperor's lead. The guests intensified their efforts, and in the 80th minute, Gustavo Oliveira narrowed the gap for his team after following up on a ball that rebounded from the defense. The match ended with the Emperor winning 2-1, maintaining its position at the top of the league.