Fixtures of matchweek 19 of the ADNOC Pro League were flushed with breathless excitement as the weekend saw holding three derbies, which resulted in achieving exciting stats in the league.
The first big match of the weekend took place at Al Nahyan Stadium, where Al Ain secured a 3-0 comprehensive win over Al Wahda, while the second derby was held at Mohammad bin Zayed Stadium, where Shabab Al Ahli staged a thrilling comeback to beat Al Jazira 3-2 to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
The third tasty game of the week took place at Zabeel Stadium, where Al Wasl came from behind to snatch a last-gasp draw against Sharjah.
After the end of matchweek 19, Shabab Al Ahli have opened up a two-point gap at the top with 42 points, while Al Ain come second with 40 points, followed by Al Wasl, who are third with 39 points, and Al Wahda sit fourth with 37 points. Meanwhile, Sharjah come fifth with 35 points, while Al Jazira are sixth with 33 points.
Here are the key stats of matchweek 19:
During the Al Wahda vs. Al Ain's previous meetings, Al Ain took a first-half lead six times, and they managed to secure the victory in all of them.
Al Ain striker Laba Kodjo has been involved in 8 goals out of 13 against Al Wahda (5 goals and 3 assists).
Caio Canedo netted his fifth goal against Al Wahda in the ADNOC Pro League.
During their 3 last away games against Al Wahda, Al Ain scored 8 goals, more than what they have scored in their first 11 away encounters in the competition (7 goals).
Omar Khribin ended his six-game drought against Al Jazira to score his first goal against the Pride of Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Ali Mabkhout has been involved in 11 goals in his last 11 games against Shabab Al Ahli (8 goals and 3 assists).
Al Jazira's Mamadou Coulibaly has finally scored his goal in the ADNOC Pro League during his 22nd match.
Yahya AlGhassani scored 8 goals as a substitute out of 13 in the ADNOC Pro League.
Cartabia's winning goal against Al Jazira from the spot was the 400th goal in the ADNOC Pro League during the ongoing season.
Jorge Djaniny has scored the most goals for Sharjah in the ADNOC Pro League since February (3 goals)
Fabio De Lima has been involved in 8 goals out of 11 for Al Wasl against Sharjah in the ADNOC Pro League (5 goals and 3 assists).
Cartabia has registered the most goal involvements for Shabab Al Ahli in the ADNOC Pro League with 12 ( 8 goals and 4 assists).
For the first time in their history, Shabab Al Ahli manage to secure the victory after being two goals down at half-time.