Dibba 0:3 Al Jazira. AGL. Match Summary

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uae.agleague.ae: 5 April 2017
 
Al Jazira moved a step closer to Arabian Gulf League glory with an emphatic 3-0 away victory against Dibba at Fujairah Stadium at the start of round 22. ‘The Pride of Abu Dhabi' move to 56 points, ensuring they will be at least six points clear off their nearest chasers by the time round 23 kicks-off. Dibba remain 11th with 18 points and a positive result for Kalba on Friday could see the Fujairah based side drop to 12th place in the table.
 
Ahead of official kick-off, Autistic child Khalifa Khalid Mohamed Ishaq entered the pitch alongside the players, received a gift presented by the Pro League Committee in collaboration Emirates Autism Society and participated in an exhibition kick-off as part of the PLC's "Autism Support Round" initiative being organised across the seven host stadiums throughout round 22 in conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day.
 
After a cautious start, Al Jazira moved into second gear as Khalfan Mubarak dribbled past Dibba midfielder Hamdan Qasem before the latter brought him down inside the box, leading the referee to blow his whistle awarding a penalty kick for the visitors. Arabian Gulf League top goal scorer Ali Mabkhout stepped up and powered his shot down the middle from the spot to break the deadlock just five minutes before half-time.
 
Mubarak still had a few tricks up his sleeve before heading back to the dressing room. As Dibba pushed forward for an immediate equalizer, they left spaces at the back and Al Jazira's talisman exposed them with a jinking run on the counter before being tripped on the edge of the area by Dibba captain Saeed Mohamed. The number 15 took the resulting free-kick himself, curling in an unstoppable left-footed shot into the far corner to double Al Jazira's lead.
 
The visitors continued to dominate in the second half and after a Fares Juma header came agonizingly close to finding the net, it was Mabkhout who found teammate Leonardo Pereira with an intelligent pass, breaking the hosts' offside trap. The Brazilian cut inside from the left before firing in low towards the near post. His shot caught Dibba goalkeeper Fahd Mohamed off-guard to round off the score for the champions-elect in the 80th minute.