Fans are gearing up for an exciting clash in the Arabian Gulf Cup final which will see Shabab Al Ahli take on Al Nasr at Sharjah Stadium on Friday, April 9th under the slogan Year of the 50th Cup Final.
Shabab Al Ahli are record six-time Arabian Gulf Cup finalists and will be taking part in the final for the third consecutive time. On the other hand, Al Nasr will be playing their third cup final overall and their second in a row.
Shabab Al Ahli lost the final match once in their past five appearances as they are record four-time champions, while Al Nasr won the title in each of their past two appearances.
Shabab Al Ahli and Al Nasr faced off 10 times in the Arabian Gulf Cup. Al Nasr emerged winners in five matches, Shabab Al Ahli won four, and they settled for a draw once (semi-final of 2018-2019 season), which saw Shabab Al Ahli win on penalties.
Both teams scored in all their previous Arabian Gulf Cup finals and they are leveled on 14 goals in their head-to-head record in the Arabian Gulf Cup (14-14).
Sebastian Tagliabue played 4 matches against Shabab Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf Cup (2 goals, 1 assist).
Majed Naser featured in 4 matches against Al Nasr in the Arabian Gulf Cup (2 clean sheets, conceded 3 goals).
Ahmed Shambieh made 4 appearances against Shabab Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf Cup (kept 1 clean sheet, conceded 5 goals).
Igor Jesus was involved in 7 goals in five matches with Shabab Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf Cup this season (4 goals, 3 assists).
Toze was involved in 8 goals in his past 8 matches in the Arabian Gulf Cup (4 goals, 4 assists).
Shabab Al Ahli have a 9-match goalscoring streak in the Arabian Gulf Cup (26 goals), while Al Nasr have an 8-match goalscoring streak in the competition (11 goals).
Arabian Gulf Cup in numbers:
None of the Arabian Gulf Cup finals ended in a draw, and 34 goals were scored in 12 final with an average of 2.8 goals/game.
A total of 18 goals were scored in the first half of the final games, 14 were scored in the second half, while 2 goals were scored in extra time.
The 2012 edition was the only final that was decided by a penalty shootout.
The first own goal in the Arabian Gulf Cup finals was scored by Al Shabab's Essam Dhahi against Al Ain
Al Ain won the first edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup.
Shehab Ahmed netted the first goal in the Arabian Gulf Cup finals.
Former Al Shabab player Ciel was the first foreign player to score in an Arabian Gulf Cup final.
Former Al Shabab player Ciel scored the first brace in the Arabian Gulf Cup finals (2010 edition)