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Al Jazira 2:1 Hatta. AGL. Round 17. Match Summary

uae.agleague.ae: February 22, 2018 
Al Jazira recorded a 2-1 home win over Hatta at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in the opening game of matchweek 17 in of the Arabian Gulf League.The reigning champions needed just five minutes to take the lead when Ali Mbabkhout tapped in from point-blank to convert Humaid Al Hammed's low cross from the right flank.
Hatta's goalkeeper and defence found themselves bearing the burden of the game after an avalanche of Al Jazira attacks.
Hatta's Romanian midfielder Adrian Ropotan posed his side's first threat on Ali Khaseif from a long shot but Al Jazira's goalkeeper made the save in the 25th minute.
Al Jazira midfielder Mohammed Jamal threw Hatta a lifeline, when he scored an own goal after a scuffed clearance from Mohammed Hassan's header in the 56th minute.
But Al Jazira's response was instant within a minute when Mabkhout added his second of the afternoon, taking advantage of the goalkeeper's poor grip to snatch the ball and to place it in the right top corner of the goal.
Al Jazira earned three more points to raise their tally to 25 points to remain fifth, four points behind Al Nasr. meanwhile, Hatta find themselves in the danger area with 13 points and might lose their ninth place by the end of tomorrow's games.