Mutasem Abdullah (Dubai)
Shabab Al-Ahly led the U-21 Pro League, winning the third consecutive victory in the defense of the title of the past two seasons, at the expense of its host Al-Wahda, with a broad 5-0 victory, in the front of the third round, which witnessed the other competitors stumble on the lead with a tie. Al Ain and Al Jazira 1-1, and Al Bataeh against its guest Baniyas with the same result, while Al Nasr beat Khorfakkan 2-1, Dibba beat Al Wasl 1-0, and Sharjah and Ajman tied without goals, Al Dhafra and Ittihad Kalba 1-1.
Al-Fursan hit the “full mark” with 9 points, strongly in the confrontation against its host “Al Annabi” at Al Nahyan Stadium with five clean goals, and the “guests” Malian Chicna Dombia scored a “double” in the 27th and 80th minutes, and the Brazilian Caio Eduardo “dual”. In the 59th and 65th minutes, and Sultan Al-Badawi in the 46th minute.
Shabab Al-Ahly, the leaders of the general standings, raised its goals tally to 14 goals at the end of the third round, to be the strongest attack in the league, taking advantage of its broad results by beating Sharjah 4-0 in the first round, and Dibba 5-0 in the second, before repeating the same result in victory over Unity.
For the third consecutive match, Al Fursan kept a clean sheet, to be the strongest defense, and it is the only team that did not conceded any goal in the league, while Mali Doumbia, the Al Fursan striker, raised his personal score to 5 goals, top scorer, equally. With Colombian striker Carlos Zapata.
The positive tie was settled 1-1, the top of the round, which brought Al Ain to its guest Al Jazira at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, and Ivorian Niava Hermann opened the scoring for “Pride of Abu Dhabi” in the 12th minute, and the Sudanese Mohamed Awad Allah equalized for “Al-Zaeem” in the 46th minute, to raise Each of them has a score of 7 points, as Al-Jazira ranked “Al-Wasafa”, and Al-Ain came in fourth place.
Baniyas imposed with ten players a 1-1 draw against its host Al-Bataeh, and Saud Al-Ansari put “Al-Raki” in the lead, by opening the scoring in the 20th minute. Defender Sinan Al Hammadi was sent off, and Al-Bataeh raised his score to 7 points in third place, compared to 4 points for Baniyas (ninth).
“Al-Ameed” scored its first victory at the expense of its guest Khorfakkan 2-1, and the Togolese Kodjo Jan opened the scoring early for the owners of the land in the first minute, as the fastest goal in the current season, and Omar Al-Ghafri equalized for “Al-Nusour” in the 9th minute, before Abdulaziz Swailem scored a goal. The second victory came in the 28th minute, and “Al-Ameed” raised his score to 4 points in sixth place, and Khorfakkan remained in the last place without a balance of points.
In the rest of the matches, Dibba Jarrah deepened its guest Al-Wasl, by winning the goal of Ahmed Al-Khadim in the 27th minute, which is the first victory for “Al-Nawakhida” to collect the first three points, and advance to the tenth place, and the “Emperor”, who suffered the third loss, remained without a balance in the position before The latter, on the other hand, settled the tie 1-1 as a result of the match between Al Dhafra and Ittihad Kalba, and 0-0 against Sharjah and Ajman.
Third round results
Al Ain – Al Jazeera 1-1
Al Nasr – Khorfakkan 2-1
Dibba – Al Wasl 1-0
Sharjah – Ajman 0-0
Al Bataeh – Baniyas 1-1
Al Dhafra – Ittihad Kalba 1-1
Al-Wehda – Shabab Al-Ahly 0-5
1- Shabab Al-Ahly: 9 points
2- Al Jazeera: 7 points
3- Al-Bataeh: 7 points
4- Al-Ain: 7 points