Shabab Alahli wins Al Dhafra to reach AG Cup quarterfinals

Shabab Alahli qualified to the quarterfinals of the Arab Gulf Cup, after beating the host Al Dhafra 3-0, to face Khorfakkan, who qualified after drawing 0-0 with Alain.

Jesus Igor opened the score for Shabab Alahli from penalty spot just ten minutes from the kickoff, the referee awarded visitors a penalty after Al Dhafra defender touched the ball with his hand inside the box.

Saeed Ahmed added the second goal for Shabab Alahli in the 28th minute from an easy pass that he received from Muhammad Juma, Saeed Ahmed appeared again inside the area to score his second personal goal and the third for his team in 50th minute.

Shabab Alahli lineup included: Hassan Hamza, Walid Abbas, Mohamed Marzouq, Hamdan Al-Kamali, Ahmed Abdullah Jamil, Walid Hussein, Abdullah Al-Naqbi, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Jumaa Eid, Ahmed Al-Attas, Jesus Igor.

The technical staff made four substitutions: Abdullah Al-Naqbi, Muhammad Jumaa, Saeed Ahmed, Ahmed Al-Attas, replaced by Eid Khamis, Hamdan Humaid, Ismail Al Hammadi, and Lenadro.

Speaking at the post match press conference, Gerard Zaragoza, the head coach of Shabab Alahli, expressed his happiness to win the match to reach the quarterfinals indicating that his team created many chances and failed to score in the first leg, while the scoring level was high in the second leg.