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Al Jazira Scores Late Goal to Secure Point in 1-1 Draw with Sharjah

Al Jazira snatched a late 1-1 draw against Sharjah in matchweek 20 of the ADNOC Pro League on Sunday.

The match saw Al Jazira dominate the first half, creating several scoring opportunities but failing to convert. A significant moment came when Khalfan Mubarak missed a penalty, a missed chance that would haunt Al Jazira as the game progressed. Sharjah’s goalkeeper, Adel Alhosani, was a standout performer, making crucial saves to keep the score at 0-0 heading into the break.

The second half brought a shift in momentum. In the 53rd minute, Sharjah’s Luan Pereira made a decisive impact with a powerful header to put his team ahead. Pereira’s goal added to his impressive tally, having been involved in 30 goals in his last 86 league appearances.

Just when it seemed Sharjah might secure all three points, Al Jazira mounted a late comeback. In the 88th minute, Oumar Traore found the net, ensuring his team a share of the points. This goal exemplifies Al Jazira’s resilience and their tendency to score late in the game, with the team having netted 12 goals in the final 15 minutes of their matches this season.

The draw leaves Sharjah in sixth place with 30 points and Al Jazira closely behind in eighth with 23 points. This dramatic finish highlights the intense competition in the league and sets the stage for an enthralling end to the season.

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