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Al Jazira 5:1 Al Shaab. AGL. Match Summary

News 5 Dec. 2015
Al Jazira got back to winning ways with a five-star show against bottom side Al Shaab, netting a 5-1 victory in Round 10 of the Arabian Gulf League. A brace from UAE striker Ali Mabkhout and goals from Khalfan Mubarak, Ahmed Alattas and Fares Juma put some distance between Al Jazira and the danger zone as they move onto 11 points, whilst Al Shaab remain rooted to the last spot in the table with just 2 points after suffering their 8th defeat in 10. 
After 19 minutes Thiago Neves saw his free kick deflected over the crossbar, but the hosts took the lead ten minutes later through exciting young prospect Khalfan Mubarak, who showed skill and composure to fire a finish into the back of the net. Given a chance to extend their lead in the 38th minute when Celio dos Santos was penalized for a push in the box, Ali Mabkhout stepped up to roll a confident penalty kick past Al Shaab goalkeeper Mohamed Hammadi and make it 2-0. And the advantage was increased even further in first half stoppage time as Khalfan Mubarak this time turned provider, curling a cross for fellow youngster Ahmed Alattas to head home and make it 3-0 right before the break.
Quick out of the blocks in the second half, Al Shaab created a glimmer of hope as captain Michael Laurent N’dri chested a goal past Khalid Alsenaani to cut the deficit to 3-1 in just two minutes after the restart. But by the 56th minute Al Jazira had regained a three-goal advantage as defender Fares Juma volleyed with the inside of his right foot to make it 4-1, and in the 64th minute it was five as Ali Mabkhout leapt to power a header past the helpless goalkeeper Hammadi  from Jong Woo Park’s corner, scoring his second of the game at 5-1. Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as Maher Jassim was shown a straight red card in the 75th minute for a dangerous two-footed challenge on Al Jazira right-back Sultan Al Suwaidi, and the 10 men ended the game by suffering a heavy 5-1 defeat.