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Al Jazira Edge Past Bani Yas with a 1-0 Win in ADNOC Pro League

Al Jazira secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Bani Yas at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in matchweek 22 of the ADNOC Pro League. This win boosts Al Jazira's points tally to 27, positioning them seventh in the league standings, while Bani Yas remain ninth with 22 points.


The decisive moment of the match came early when Oumar Traore scored in the 21st minute with a powerful strike from inside the penalty area. Traore has been a key player for Al Jazira against Bani Yas, having a hand in three of the team's last five goals in league encounters against them, with one goal and two assists.


The second half saw both teams ramp up their efforts to score. Bani Yas pressed forward, creating several scoring chances, including a notable header from Youssoufou Niakate. However, Al Jazira's goalkeeper, Ali Khaseif, was formidable in goal, maintaining a clean sheet.


The match ended with Al Jazira holding onto their slim lead, marking their first league victory of 2024 and breaking a 134-day winless streak. This game also marked the first time Al Jazira have kept a clean sheet at home this season in the league, highlighting a significant defensive achievement.

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