Shabab Alahli 0 Ittihad Kalba 0

A stubborn Ittihad Kalba once again denied strong Shabab Al Ahli vital points with a goalless draw in early Round Nine action of the ADNOC Pro League, on Tuesday.

Needing an outright win to keep pace with the top two teams – Al Ain and Al Jazira – Shabab Al Ahli were pushed on the backfoot through long spates of the match by a well-organised and disciplined Ittihad Kalba.

Of late, Ittihad Kalba have shown tremendous improvement with the highlight coming in last week’s Round Eight following a 3-0 win against Al Nasr at their Maktoum Stadium.

The one point kept the visiting Shabab Al Ahli on the tail of the top two teams as they went up to 16 points, while Ittihad Kalba continued their steady improvement with eleven points to their name.