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Mabkhout inspires Al Jazira to six-goal thrashing of Kalba

Ali Mabkhout netted a hat-trick as Al Jazira earned a 6-0 win away from home over Ittihad Kalba in matchweek 16 of the Arabian Gulf League on Sunday.

The hosts got off to a quick start and were already 1-0 up after five minutes. They maintained their impressive performance in the first half, which ended with a 4-0 advantage.  

Abdulla Idrees opened the scoring for Al Jazira in the 5th minute, before Ali Mabkhout doubled their lead five minutes later.

Khalfan Mubarak got his name on the scoresheet after an impressive individual effort in the 21st minute. Only five minutes later, Khalifa Alhammadi scored the fourth goal, as the Pride of Abu Dhabi headed into halftime with a 4-0 lead. 

Mabkout needed only six minutes after the restart to net his second of the night. He completed his hat-trick during injury time to seal a 6-0 win for Al Jazira.

Mabkhout currently tops the goalscoring charts after raising his tally to 14 goals this season.

Al Jazira are tied on 36 points with leaders Sharjah, who top the standings by virtue of head-to-head record. Meanwhile, Ittihad Kalba remained in ninth place with 22 points.

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