The "EMPEROR" Repeats the victory against Al Wahda and qualifies to AG Cup Quarter finals
AlWasl qualified to the quarter finals of the AG Cup, after defeating AlWehda with two goals to none at Zabeel Stadium, to repeat its victory in the first-leg match with two goals to one at AlNahyan Stadium.
The Emperor started the match offensively and tried to reach AlWahda's goal from the first minutes
The team’s first attempt was in the 7th minute, through Ronaldo Mendes’s cross, from the left side and ended with a strong header from Hugelo Neris, but passed next to the left post of AlWahda goalkeeper essa Ahmed.
AlWasl succeeded at the 15th minute in controlling the course of the match and launching attacks on AlWahda goal, which they did not threat the Emperor's goal much, in the 18th minute, Oroz sends a long and deep pass from the middle of the field to joao figueiredo, in the penalty area, but he was unable to control it, before That oroz came back in the 19th minute to hit a powerful ball saved by goalkeeper essa Ahmed, with the tips of his fingers, and turned it into a corner kick.
The emperor exaggerated attacks in attempt to score the first goal, in the 26th minute Mendes played an elaborate cross, to figueiredo, who did not hesitate to put it into the net, to end the first half with one goal ahead.
At the start of the second half, AlWasl coach made his first change by sloping Haboush Saleh instead of Hamad AlBalooshi, as he wanted to develop the offensive side to enhance his lead with another goal, which is what Hugelo Neris succeeded in, by scoring the team’s second goal after rising above AlWahda defenders headed the ball into the net after a corner kick by Ronaldo Mendes in the 52nd minute, to bring AlWasl closer to the quarter-finals of AG Cup.
In the 73rd minute, Nasser Mahmoud passes skillfully from more than one player and falls inside the penalty area, but the referee decided that there was no contact that would deserve a penalty.
AlWasl’s possession continued and Al Wasl goalkeeper Hamid Abdullah was not tested to any real threat, in the 80th minute Salem Rabie, subbed the duo, Walid Alhammadi and Natan Felipe, instead of Salem Al Azizi and Nasser Mahmoud, to rest after the good perdormance they showed during the match, to end the match With two goals to none, which qualifies the emperor to face Sharjah in the quarter-finals of the Arabian Gulf Cup.