Sharjah vs Al Jazira

Sharjah Stadium
Thu 30th of Nov 2017, 19 : 30
L : 1/2
uae.agleague.ae: November 30, 2017
 
Arabian Gulf League reigning champions Al Jazira came from behind to defeat Sharjah 2-1 courtesy of two Ali Mabkhout strikes at Khalid bin Mohamed Stadium in matchweek 10 of the competition.
 
Welliton Soares finally broke the deadlock at the hour mark when Vander Viera's in-swinging corner kick went past everyone to reach Soares who chested it over the goal line at the far post.
 
The King's lead lasted just eight minutes as Ali Mabkhout brought the Pride of Abu Dhabi level with his sixth goal of the campaign. Last season's top goal scorer exchanged passes with Romarinho and fired on the half volley to beat goalkeeper Ahmed Juma.
 
The visitors turned the score around in the 78th minute after Sharjah midfielder Muhain Khalifa brought Salim Rashid down inside the box. Mabkhout stepped up to take the penalty but his effort was denied by Juma. Unfortunately for the Sharjah goalkeeper his save pushed the ball into the path of Al Jazira's number 7 who duly delivered with his left to make it 2-1.
 
Young defender Eissa Al Otaibah received back-to-back yellow cards in added time of the second half to leave the pitch moments earlier than his colleagues with the red card.
 
Al Jazira recorded two consecutive wins for the first time this season to move up to fourth place with 16 points temporarily, pending tomorrow's results. Should other results go their way, Henk ten Cate's men could find themselves inside the top four for the first time since matchweek 1. Sharjah's positive start under coach Abdulaziz Al Anbari is halted with back-to-back defeats after having gone four games unbeaten previously. They linger in ninth place with nine points, just two above the relegation zone.
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