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Al Ain Snatch Late Victory against Bani Yas in Thrilling Clash

In a tightly contested match that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle, Al Ain secured a crucial 1-0 win over Bani Yas, concluding matchweek 14 of the ADNOC Pro League. The pivotal moment came in the 94th minute when substitute Josna Abianfi broke the deadlock, delivering Al Ain three vital points.


This win propels Al Ain to the second spot in the league with 28 points from 12 matches, while Bani Yas are positioned tenth with 16 points.


The game witnessed an early tactical switch by Al Ain, with striker Laba Kodjo being substituted in the 17th minute due to an injury, making way for the young talent Josna Abianfi. The first half's notable moment was a penalty awarded to Al Ain in stoppage time. Sofiane Rahimi stepped up to take the shot, but his effort struck the right post, denying Al Ain the lead.


Bani Yas ramped up the pressure in the second half, creating a couple of close chances, but Al Ain's goalkeeper and defense managed to keep the score level. Al Ain responded with their own set of opportunities, with shots from Erik Jorgens and Omar Atzili challenging Bani Yas's defense.


The match reached its climax in the dying seconds when Josna Abianfi found himself in the right place at the right time, converting a crucial chance inside the box to score the winning goal for Al Ain. This dramatic late goal not only secured the win for Al Ain but also highlighted their resilience and determination to fight till the end.

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