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Mabkhout's Hat-Trick Grants Al Jazira 4-2 Win over Khorfakkan

A goal from Florin Tanase and a hat-trick from Ali Mabkhout helped Al Jazira to settle a six-goal thriller at Saqr bin Mohammad al Qassimi Stadium, sealing a 4-2 win over Khorfakkan in matchweek two of the ADNOC Pro League.



Salim Ali Alhammadi broke the deadlock in the stoppage time of the first half when he stepped up to curl a superb free-kick into the top left corner of Ali Khaseif's net.




Two minutes after the break, Florin Tanase levelled the scoring with a clinical finish from close range after being set up by Oumar Traore following a brilliant cross from Ashraf Bencharki.



At the hour mark, the visitors were awarded a penalty after Ali Mabkhout was brought down inside the box by Alhammadi, prompting the referee to point to the spot.




The ADNOC Pro League's all-time top scorer stepped up and converted it into the bottom corner to make it 2-1.




It did not take a long time for the hosts to level the scoring when Aylton Filipe met Khalaf Alhosani's pass with a first-time right-footed effort into the bottom right corner.




Mabkhout put his side ahead when he watched his effort from the spot hitting the top left corner of the net in the 71st minute.




The 31-year-old Emirati striker scored his first hat-trick in the 2022-23 season after curling a brilliant right-footed shot from inside the box into the back of the net.



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