Al Wahda clinched a narrow 1-0 win over Hatta during matchweek three of the ADNOC Pro League. The evening's standout moment came when Al Wahda's star forward, Omar Khribin, rose to the occasion, driving home a decisive header in the first half.
The hosts found the breakthrough and took the lead in the 24th minute when Guanca sent a perfect cross into the penalty area, where Omar Khribin towered above Hatta's defense to thump a brilliant header into the corner of the net, to make it 1-0.
Re-energized post-goal, Hatta sought to level the playing field, crafting several promising attacks. Yet, Al Wahda's tactical prowess and command of the pitch proved too formidable.
The second half witnessed Al Wahda maintain their attacking momentum, keeping Hatta on the back foot. Hatta, however, demonstrated moments of brilliance, hinting at potential comebacks. Their ambitions were consistently met by Al Wahda's solid defensive line and an agile goalkeeper. As the final moments approached, Al Wahda pushed aggressively, eyeing a second goal, but the match concluded with their lead unchallenged.
This win propels Al Wahda's tally to six points, marking their second win in the competition. In stark contrast, Hatta remain point-less, having faced their third consecutive defeat.