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Emirates Club First to be Relegated from ADNOC Pro League After End of Matchweek 24

Emirates Club have become the first team to be relegated from the ADNOC Pro League this season after the end of matchweek 24, which saw seven encounters played on Tuesday.





The Ras Al Khaimah based side lost to Al Orooba 1-0 with when Ali Madan scoring the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot to take Al Orooba’s tally to 17 points in 13th place, while Emirates remain bottom with just ten points and mathematically doomed to relegation.




Al Orooba’s hopes of survival received a boost after Yuri Cesar's penalty helped Shabab Al Ahli edge out Al Dhafra at Hamdan bin Zayed Stadium, freezing Al Dhafra’s tally at 18 points in 12th place while keeping Shabab Al Ahli fifth with 36.




Rafael Guimarães netted twice from the penalty spot, securing an important win for Khorfakkan over Al Jazira at Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Stadium.




The visitors’ only goal was scored by Niava Hermann in the 65th minute.





The victory means Khorfakkan's tally rose to 25 points, while Al Jazira remain in fourth place with 45 points.




Elsewhere, champions Al Ain secured a 1-0 win over Al Nasr, with Cristian Guanca scoring the game's only goal in the 61st minute, keeping Al Nasr in seventh place with 32 points.





Sharjah tightened their grip on second place after defeating Bani Yas 4-0.





The visitors were given an early lead when Luan Pereira scored the opening goal in the 4th minute, which was followed by Caio Lucas' brace in the 18th and 48th minutes.




Salem Saleh rounded off the scoring in the 86th minute, raising Sharjah’s tally to 51 points in second place, while Bani Yas remain ninth with 30 points.





Al Wahda also managed to defeat Ittihad Kalba 2-0 at the Al Nahyan Stadium.





Fabio Martins and João Pedro scored in the 28th and 39th minutes respectively, to raise the team's tally to 49 points in third place, compared to 27 for tenth-placed Ittihad Kalba.




At Zabeel Stadium, Ajman settled a six-goal thriller after sealing a 4-2 win over Al Wasl who took an early lead after just four minutes through Michel Araujo cross that was deflected off Miral Samardzic's leg and into his own net.






Three minutes later, Saeed Jassim restored parity for Ajman before Firas Ben Larbi put them ahead in the 14th minute.





Waleed Azaro made it 3-1 in the 25th minute before Ben Larbi completed the rout just after the half-hour mark.





Aleksandar Vasiljevic pulled one back before the break but Ajman weathered the second half storm to hold on to a victory that puts them sixth with 32 points, while Al Wasl remain eighth, behind on goal difference.




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