Shabab Alahli wins Dibba 5-1 to maintain Lead at ADNOC Pro League

Shabab Alahli maintained their position at the top of the ADNOC Pro League after securing a 5-1 comfortable win over Dibba at Rashid Stadium in matchweek 15 of the ADNOC Pro League on Saturday.

The Dubai-based side needed 36 minutes to break the deadlock and open the scoring when Yuri Cesar’s first attempt was denied by Dibba’s goalkeeper Humaid Abdulla as the ball fell to Omar Khribin who poked the rebound into the back of the net.

Just two minutes before the break, Shabab Al Ahli were awarded a penalty kick when Yuri Cesar was elbowed away by Dibba’s defender Marcelo Dos Santos inside the penalty box, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Federico Nicolas Cartabia stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0.

Omar Khribin grabbed his brace and made it 3-0 in the 51st minute when met Yuri Cesar’s brilliant low cross inside the box with a clinical finish into the bottom corner of the net.

The momentum was with Shabab Al Ahli, and it was no surprise when they extended their lead in the 62nd minute when Omar Khribin put Yahya AlGhassani through on goal as the latter curled a left-footed shot into the back of the net, to make it 4-0.

In the 71st minute, Dibba pulled one back when Tafadzwa Dhliwayo capitalized on a defender’s mistake and sent a nice pass to Edu who drilled the ball into the far bottom corner of the net, to make it 1-4.

The Dubai-based side made it 5-1 when Harib Abdalla Suhail picked up the ball on the right flank and skipped past two defenders; before sending a low cross into the six-yard box, where Cheickna Doumbia met with a clinical finish.

The victory means that Shabab Al Ahli are topping the table with 32 points, while Dibba remain bottom with just 4 points.