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Emriates 2:4 Al Jazira. AGL. The Match Summary

News 28 April 2016
Al Jazira let go of a two-goal lead before eventually fighting back to win 4-2 away at a 9-man Emirates in Round 25 of the Arabian Gulf League. A hat-trick from the AGL’s second-top scorer Ali Mabkhout plus an opening goal from Khalfan Mubarak ensured all three points went in the direction of Abu Dhabi, despite a comeback attempt through an Alassane Diallo double, but with two late red cards the hosts couldn’t hold on in Ras Al Khaimah and still remain in serious danger of relegation with just one round left to save themselves. 
Al Jazira took the lead in the 18th minute, as young prospect Khalfan Mubarak made up for last round’s penalty miss with an emphatic left-footed strike into the top corner after making a clever darting run into space to latch onto Fares Juma’s long ball. By the 29th minute the visitors added a second; Ali Mabkhout rising to head an excellent cross from the right by earlier goal scorer Khalfan Mubarak into the back of Ali Saqr’s net, doubling Al Jazira’s lead to 2-0 with his 20th League goal of the season. 
Into the second half, Ali Mabkhout uncharacteristically saw a 54th-minute spot kick saved by Ali Saqr before Emirates cut the deficit in half as Alassane Diallo made it 2-1 in the 60th minute, and sixteen minutes later the Senegalese striker had netted his double to level the scores at 2-2 in the 76th minute with a replica of his first goal. But despite rallying to fight back with the equaliser, all of Emirates’ good work came undone in the 83rd minute when Alhasan Saleh was sent off for his second bookable offence of the game, and Al Jazira were able to make their numerical advantage count to restore the lead at 3-2 in the 84th minute; Ali Mabkhout bagging his brace for his 21st AGL goal of the season. There was still time for the game to get worse for Emirates as substitute Rodrigo Pimpao was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute to reduce the hosts to 9 men, whilst deep into injury time Mabkhout hit his hat-trick after running onto a perfect pass from Kenwyne Jones and thumping a finish into the back of the net to round off a 4-2 victory and move onto an astonishing 22 goals for the season.