Al Wasl loses to Khorfakkan
Al Wasl lost to its guest Khorfakkan, with two goals to one, on Monday evening in the match that was held between them at Za'abeel Stadium, in the 24th round of the Arabian Gulf League.
The match started quickly from both sides, and in the 11th minute, the Brazilian Joao Figredo almost scored the first goal of his strong shot, but it passed next to the right post of goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud.
Then Khorfakkan responded with a dangerous attack in the 16th minute, but the brilliant goalkeeper, Hamid Abdullah, saved his goal from complete isolation and turned the ball into a corner.
In the 26th minute Khorfakkan opend the scoring in the match by Rafael Guimaraes, who took advantage of a mistake in the defensive positioning of the Emperor, to shoot the ball into the net alone without marking.
Al Wasl was close to equalize the score, in the 28th minute, after the emperor got a free kick from outside the penalty area, which was hit by Brazilian Ronaldo Mendes, but it collided with the crossbar and went out to a corner, before the guests succeeded in adding the second goal of a quick counterattack in The 31st minute through Ismail Al Hammadi.
To end the first half, Khorfakkan advanced with two goals.
With the beginning of the second half, coach Odair Hellmann pushed Youssef Al Muhairi, instead of Mohamed Sabeel, and Al Wasl pressed intensively to score the first goal that was close, in the 49th minute, after correcting Fabio de Lima shot, which rebounded from goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud, to return to Joao Figredo, which he shoot it over the crossbar.
In the 66th minute, Odair Hellmannmade two substitutions at once, with the entry of Luiz Henrique, Hassan Ibrahim, instead of Figredo, Nicholas Oroz, followed by a fourth substitution in the 85th minute with the entry of Mohamed Al Akbri, at the expense of Abdulrahman Saleh.
The referee awarded 6 minutes as stoppage time, "Al Asfar" managed to reduce the difference with a own goal from Khorfakkan defender, But did not succeed in returning to the match, and the match ended with Al Wasl losing 2-1.