Goals from M. Dabbur and Yousef Jaber Naser helped Shabab Al Ahli secure a 2-1 home win over Khorfakkan at Rashid Stadium in Matchweek two of the ADNOC Pro League on Sunday.
Shabab Al Ahli found the breakthrough and took the lead in the 25th minute Harib Abdalla Suhail picked up the ball inside the box and sent a superb cross to M. Dabbur who met it with a clinical finish into the back of the net.
The momentum was with the defending Champions, and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead when Harib Abdalla Suhail sent in an excellent cross from a corner-kick to Yousef Jaber Naser who was perfectly positioned at the far post to head it in for 2-0.
Two minutes before the time, Tiago De Leonco reduced the deficit for the visitors after he timed his run perfectly to head in Mohamed Awad's cross, to make it 2-1.
The win means that Shabab Al Ahli sit top of the ADNOC Pro League standings with 6 points, while Khorfakkan are ninth with 3 points.