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Al Ain Extend Winning Streak, Maintain Seven Point Lead at Top of the ADNOC Pro League Table

Al Ain maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the ADNOC Pro League table after pulling off their eighth consecutive win over Al Wasl in matchweek 20.




Matchweek 20 is on track to become the second highest-scoring of this season as the net rippled 26 occasions, compared to matchweek 4, which saw 27 goals.




Al Nasr - Sharjah (2-0)




Goals from Bernard Duarte and Marcus Vinicius handed Sharjah a 2-0 away win over Al Nasr at Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.



Despite Sharjah's win, the Al Nasr goalkeeper Ahmed Mohammad Shambih was the best performer, saving three penalties from three different players.





The visitors had thirteen shots, eight of which were on target compared to five for the hosts, just one of which was on target.




Al Jazira - Shabab Al Ahli (2-1)




Goals from Milos Kosanovic and Abdoulay Diaby gave Al Jazira a 2-1 win over Shabab Al Ahli at the Mohammad bin Zayed Stadium on Sunday.




The hosts had eight efforts on target, compared to six for the visitors.





Both goalkeepers excelled during the game, with Al Jazira's skipper Ali Khaseif making six saves while Shabab Al Ahli's keeper Hassan Hamza saved five shots.





The Pride of Abu Dhabi's Mohammed Rabii delivered a textbook defensive display, winning eleven duels out of twelve, producing four interceptions, and making five clearances.




Al Dhafra - Ajman (3-0)




Al Dhafra cemented their place away from the relegation zone with an emphatic 3-0 win over Ajman at the Hamdan bin Zayed Stadium on Monday.




The hosts scored their three goals from two efforts on target, taking advantage of Bilal Yousif's own goal.




On the other hand, the visitors posed a real threat to Al Dhafra's goalkeeper, unleashing three efforts on target, but none of them found the back of the net.




Ajman's Ben Alarbi was his side's best performer creating five goal-scoring chances, but none of them were converted by his teammates.




Emirates - Al Wahda (2-4)



Al Wahda settled a six-goal thriller at the Emirates Club Stadium, sealing a 4-2 win over Emirates on Monday.




Despite the visitors keeping 68% possession during the game, it was Emirates, who were more dangerous on the attacking front, hitting nine shots on target out of sixteen, compared to seven efforts on target for Al Wahda out of eighteen.




Omar Khribin was his side's most creative outlet, creating three chances, including an assist, and bagging a brace on the night while Emirates' Goseph Gnado created a club-high four scoring chances, including two decisive assists for his teammates.




Goalkeeper Rashed Ali put in a brilliant performance saving six shots out of nine, while Suhail Abdulla Ibrahim denied just one effort.




Al Orooba - Ittihad Kalba (0-1)




A late Peniel Mlapa strike helped Ittihad Kalba end a seven-match winless run, defeating Al Orooba 1-0 at Fujairah Stadium on Monday.




The visitors enjoyed the bulk of possession with 61% compared to 39% for the hosts.




Ittihad Kalba translated their possession into numerous chances, attempting 29 shots, seven of which were on target, while the home side were limited to just an effort on goal.




The visitors also whipped 37 crosses, none of them were converted into goals.




Ittihad Kalba's duo Robert Zulj and Fahad Sabeel were their side's best performers, with the former creating seven chances and the latter making four goal-scoring chances.




Meanwhile, Al Orooba's Gianluca Muniz created a club-high four scoring chances.



Goalkeeper Ahmed Hamdan Alhosani put in a stunning performance by saving six attempts, which were not enough to keep a clean sheet as he conceded from the penalty spot.




Khorfakkan - Bani Yas (4-2)




A dramatic affair at the Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Stadium saw hosts Khorfakkan emerge 4-2 winners against Bani Yas on Tuesday.




Despite the visitors keeping 65% possession during the 90 minutes, it was Khorfakkan who were more dangerous on the attacking front, hitting eleven shots on target out of 21, while the Sky Blues attempted eleven shots, two of which were on target and found the back of the net.




Khorfakkan created 15 goal-scoring chances, compared to eight for Bani Yas.





Al Ain - Al Wasl (3-2)




Al Ain settled a five-goal thriller at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, sealing a 3-2 win over Al Wasl on Tuesday.




The hosts totally dominated the game, firing 15 shots, five of which were on target, including their three goals, while Al Wasl made six attempts, three of which were on target, including their two goals of the night.




Argentinian Cristian Guanca was a model of efficiency, creating seven goal-scoring chances, one of which led to the winning goal in the 88th minute.



Al Ain resumed their superiority in terms of scoring from free kicks to raise its tally from this technique to 19 goals.




On the other hand, Al Wasl have scored their first goal in the league from a corner kick.




Laba Kodjo contributed in seven goals against Al Wasl in six matches, scoring six and assisting the other.



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