Fabio Lima netted a late goal to hand Al Wasl a 1-0 win over Al Nasr in the derby at Al Maktoum Stadium in matchweek 16 of the Arabian Gulf League on Sunday night.
No real chances were created from both teams during the first half, which witnessed a number of poor efforts from the strikers at both ends of the pitch.
The first real chance of the game fell to Al Nasr midfielder Mehdi Abeid, who came close to opening the scoring with a powerful shot from outside the area in the 37th minute, but his effort hit the bar.
Fabio Lima broke the deadlock when he scored what turned out to be the winning goal for Al Wasl from a perfect volley in the 76th minute, which marked his 10th goal of the season.
Al Wasl raised their tally to 26 points in seventh place, one point below Al Nasr who remained fifth.