Ten-man Al Wasl clung on to a 2-2 draw and return home with a point against Al Dhafra in the tenth round of the ADNOC Pro League, on Sunday.
The visiting Al Wasl were stunned in the 11th minute when a stinging grounder from Makhete Diop squeezed into the far-right corner of Ibrahim Eisa Al Balooshi’s goal.
Al Wasl got a second shock when they were reduced to ten following a red card to defender Hassan Ibrahim Juma in the 28th minute.
But the Cheetahs re-grouped well and drew level in the 61st minute with a goal from Mohammed Salman Al Akberi.
Continuing with their persistent pressing, Ramiro Benetti gave Al Wasl the lead for the first time when he scored in the 67th minute.
However, the home side had other ideas as Diop found his second goal of the evening after rising highest to head in a Hamad Al Marzooki cross from the right and deny Al Wasl full points on the night.
The result didn’t change much in the standings table as Al Wasl took their tally to 13 points, while Al Dhafra continued lingering near the drop zone with eight points.