Second-half goals helped Bani Yas earn a 2-0 victory away from home over Ittihad Kalba in matchweek 19 of the Arabian Gulf League on Saturday.
Few chances were created by both sides in the first half, which ended in a goalless draw. The second half, however, was eventful as it saw two goals and a red card.
Ittihad Kalba were dealt a huge blow, as they were reduced to 10 men when Mohamed Subil was sent off in the 64th minute due to a rough challenge.
The guests capitalized on the Tigers' numerical disadvantage, as they broke the deadlock in the 74th minute, thanks to an inch-perfect header from Gastón Suarez.
Only five minutes later, Nicolas Gimenez doubled Bani Yas' lead with a powerful long-range effort that nestled into the back of Ittihad Kalba's net.
Bani Yas raised their tally to 39 points and moved temporarily to second place, two points above Sharjah who still have a game in hand. Meanwhile, Ittihad Kalba remained in ninth place with 26 points.