The “Classico” ends in a draw
Al Wasl tied against its host Al Ain, 1 - 1, in the match that was held between them at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, in the 19th round of the Arabian Gulf League.
The match started evenly, and the two teams did not pose a real danger to the two goals during the first 30 minutes of the match, although Al Wasl had a relative advantage in the middle of the field.
In the 45th minute, Natan Felipe, passes Al Ain defender, who had to block him at the borders of the penalty area from the right, Ronaldo Mendes fired a powerful free kick in the direction of goalkeeper Khaled Essa, who turned the ball into a corner, to end the first half with a goalless draw.
The defensive reservation between the two teams continued with the beginning of the second half, until Al Ain succeeded in opening the scoring through the striker Caio Canedo, who followed Kodjo Laba's header in the 56th minute, so that the Emperor's response came quickly by scoring the equalizing goal from a long range missile of Ronaldo Mendes.
In the 74th minute, Joao Figueiredo missed the chance to score, when captain Fabio de Lima crossed the ball wonderfully, but he took it with a one touch in the direction of the goal, but the ball passed by the left post.
The emperor continued the pressure and control over the course of the second half to score the wining goal, and the yellow team was close to score in the 79th minute after a wonderful teamwork that ended with a missile shot from Captain Fabio de Lima, but it passes next to the right post.
In the 83rd minute, Hamid Abdullah, shines and saves his goal from a powerful shot from Kodjo Laba, and from an organized attack in the 85th minute, Fabio Lima wastes an easy loneliness chance with Khaled Essa's goal, and pays the ball outside the net.
The referee counted a three minutes stoppage time and the match ended with a score of 1-1.