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Al Ain Seal Quarterfinal Spot with 2-1 Win over Al Bataeh in ADIB Cup

Al Ain solidified their dominance in the ADIB Cup, securing a 2-1 win over Al Bataeh during their Gameweek Two at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. This win comes on the heels of their big 5-0 Gameweek One win, underscoring their stature as favorites to clinch the esteemed title.

With this victory, Al Ain set their sights on the quarterfinals, eager to face either Al Nasr or Ajman, who will square off in another decisive clash.

The hosts found the breakthrough and opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, with Soufian Rahimi finding the back of the net after he fired a long-range strike that nestled into the corner of the net.

The lead did not last long; as Al Bataeh leveled the scoring when Anatole Bertrand towered above Al Ain's defense to thump a powerful header into the middle of the net, to make it 1-1.

The momentum was with Al Ain, and it was no surprise when they took the lead again when Erik Jorgens teed up Omar Atzili on the right wing as the latter brilliantly lobbed the ball into the back of the net with a smart finish.

The second half witnessed Al Ain's relentless offensive endeavors and Al Bataeh's admirable defensive resilience. Still, as the game's climax neared, it was evident that Al Ain's earlier efforts had secured their progression to the tournament's next phase.

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