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Al Jazira 4:0 Emirates. AGL. Match Summary

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uae.agleague.ae: 19 Dec. 2015
 
Al Jazira got back to winning ways in Round 12 of the Arabian Gulf League with a 4-0 victory over Emirates at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, extending the visitors’ losing run to four games. Goals from Thiago Neves and Sultan Al Shamsi and an Ali Mabkhout brace moved Al Jazira onto 14 points, whilst Emirates remain on 13.
 
The hosts’ best first-half opportunities both fell to Ali Mabkhout, which Emirates goalkeeper Ahmad Alshaji twice thwarted with good saves, but in the 38th minute the deadlock was broken as a long ball from Salim Ali was chested by Thiago Neves before the Brazilian struck a powerful shot into the back of the net to put Al Jazira 1-0 up. Moments later a deflected free kick fell for Salim Ali in the box but the youngster put his header wide of the far post, but the next goal didn’t come until after the half-time break. 
 
In the 49th minute Al Jazira went 2-0 up as Ali Mabkhout added his name to the scoresheet with an instinctive hooked volley from just outside the area, which bobbled on the turf in front of the goalkeeper before nestling into the bottom corner. By the 71st minute it was 3-0 as young substitute striker Sultan Al Shamsi scored a fine solo goal, curling an effort in at the far post from distance, and the scoring was finished with a flourish by Mabkhout for his second of the game, collecting the ball at the byline and lofting a terrific effort into the net from an improbably tight angle.