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Al Jazira 2:2 Dibba AGL. Round 13. Match Summary

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uae.agleague.ae: January 24, 2018
 
Dibba came from behind to earn a late 2-2 draw against reigning champions Al Jazira at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in matchweek 13 of the Arabian Gulf League.
 
Both sides struck the woodwork in the first 45 minutes, but there were no goals at the break.
 
New signing Rodolfo da Silva nearly got his second goal in as many games when he beat Al Jazira goalkeeper Ali Khaseif with a towering header, but the Brazilian's attempt was denied by the post in the 19th minute.
 
His countryman Romarinho responded with a fiercely hit left-footed strike from just outside the box. His effort in the dying seconds of the opening period rattled the cross bar.
 
The hosts finally opened the scoring ten minutes after the restart. Abdulrahim Ahli was guilty of apprehending Romarinho inside the penalty area and the referee decisively pointed to the spot. Playmaker Mbark Boussoufa stepped up and blasted his shot into the roof of the net for Al Jazira's first of the evening.
 
Ahmed Al Hashemi's impressive season continued with a fifth league goal, a personal record for the 22-year-old. The Al Jazira forward got on the end of a Romarinho cross to drive home a swift attacking move, doubling the hosts' lead in the 78th minute.
 
Dibba mounted an emphatic comeback in the final ten minutes. First, Yaseen Mahmoud's in-swinging corner kick was met with a well taken header from Diogo da Silva who opened his Dibba account, halving the deficit with six minutes to go.
 
A second set-piece produced an equaliser for the visitors five minutes later. This time, it was Rodolfo da Silva heading in from the free kick to the shock of Al Jazira's players and their coach Henk ten Cate.
 
Al Jazira's winless run now extends to three matches, their 18th point of the season taking them above Al Nasr into fourth place as the latter face Al Wahda in the Wednesday night fixture. Dibba, meanwhile, remain without a win since matchweek 3, but the draw earns them an important 12th point to help them move four points clear of bottom-placed Al Dhafra.