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Al Wasl Crowned 2023-24 ADNOC Pro League Champions

Al Wasl secured the ADNOC Pro League title for the 2023/2024 season with a decisive 3-0 win over Shabab Al Ahli in matchweek 25 at Zabeel Stadium.

This win elevates Al Wasl to 61 points, nine points clear of their closest rivals, Shabab Al Ahli, who remain at 52 points with only two games left for each team.

This marks Al Wasl's first title in the professional era of the ADNOC Pro League and their eighth UAE league title overall, following previous victories in the 1981-1982, 1982-1983, and 1984-1985 seasons.

The first half saw balanced play between the two teams. Al Wasl launched an early attack, with Haris Seferovic narrowly missing a shot in the 17th minute.

Goalkeeper Khaled Alsenaani showcased his skills by saving a header from Igor Jesus in the 19th minute, with the ball rebounding off the crossbar and Alsenaani blocking Jesus's follow-up attempt.

In the second half, Al Wasl came out with increased precision. Ali Saleh set up Haris, who scored with his left foot in the 49th minute.

Fabio Lima doubled the lead with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 58th minute.

This was Lima's fourth goal from outside the box against Shabab Al Ahli in their last nine encounters in the ADNOC Pro League.

Al Wasl nearly added a third goal when Nicolas Gimenez's header was saved by goalkeeper Hassan Hamza in the 65th minute.

Khaled Alsenaani made a crucial save against Luka Milivojevic's shot from outside the penalty area in the 90th minute and followed up with another save from Yahya AlGhassani's attempt inside the box in stoppage time.

Al Wasl sealed their victory with a goal from substitute Adama Diallo, who capitalized on a defensive mistake to score in the 90+7th minute.

Al Wasl's decisive 3-0 victory over Shabab Al Ahli not only secured their place as the champions of the ADNOC Pro League for the 2023/2024 season but also marked their historic eighth UAE League title.

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