Ahmed Khalil scored two goals and assisted one to lead Shabab Alahli to beat Al Dhafra 3-2 in the matchweek 23 of the Arabian Gulf League, at Shabab Alahli stadium in Al Awir on Friday.
Shabab Alahli reached 47 points in the second place, and narrowed the gap with the top table Sharjah to six points.
Shabab Alahli dominated the game from the start, and in the 12th minute, Ahmed Khalil broke the deadlock for his team from a long range free kick strike to give his side an early 1-0 lead.
15 minutes later Ahmed Khalil Khalil assisted Abdulaziz Haikal with brilliant pass and Haikal easily finished the ball in the back of the net.
In the last minute of the official time of the first half, Al Dhafra reduced the deficit with own goal scored by Shabab Alahli player Majed Hassan.
In the 57th minute Suhail Almansouri leveled the score from the penalty spot.
Six minutes to the final whistle Ahmed Khalil again sent the ball into the net from free kick to secure the three points for Shabab Alahli.
Shabab Alahli line up
Hassan Hamza, Mohammed Jaber, Mohammed Sabeel, Abdel Aziz Haikal, Walid Abbas, Majed Hassan, Mauro Diaz (Walid Hussein), Emiliano (Ayovi), Ismail Al Hammadi (Ahmed Jeshk), Louvanour, Ahmed Khalil.