Shabab Alahli beat Al-Wahda to reach cup final

Shabab Alahli qualified for the final match of the Professional League Cup, after beating Al-Wahda 3-1, in the semi-final second leg match at Al Nahyan.

The Brazilian Gustavo Da Silva opened the score for Shabab Alahli in the 25th minute, and Thomas Olsen added the second goal in 31st from penalty spot and and added the 3rd in 44th minutes. In the second half, Mansour Saeed Al-Wahda lone goal.

Shabab Alahli starting lineup included: Majed Nasser, Mohamed Marzouq, Walid Abbas, Abdelaziz Haikal, Badr Nasser, Abdellah Al-Naqbi, Majed Hassan, Ahmed Nour Allah, Gustavo Da Silva, Federico Cartabia, Thomas Olsen.

Mahdi Ali made five substitutions in the second half, as Yahya Al-Ghasani, Mohammad Jumaa, Yusuf Jaber, Harib Abdellah, Eid Khamis, replaced Thomas Olsen, Abdellah Al-Naqbi, Badr Nasser, Cartabia, Ahmed Nour Allah.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, our head coach Mahdi Ali, stated that they achieved their goal by qualifying to the final, pointing out that the did well in the first half and scored three goals to finish the match.

He said, “In the second half, we rested some players and give the chance for other players. The most important thing is that we reached the final”.