Goals from Bernard Duarte and Marcus Vinicius handed Sharjah a 2-0 away win over Al Nasr in matchweek 20 of the ADNOC Pro League at Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.
Bernard Duarte nearly gave Sharjah the lead when Ben Malango teed Caio Lucas up on the left wing of the penalty area as his effort was denied by goalkeeper Ahmed Mohammad Shambih before the Brazilian midfielder fired the rebound over.
Three minutes before the two teams headed to dressing rooms for the break, Duarte put the visitors ahead when Al Nasr's goalkeeper failed to properly clear the ball as his shot hit the Brazilian forward's leg and went into the back of the net, scoring his first goal in the league after his recent lack of goals that lasted for 1133 minutes Nine minutes.
after the hour mark, the visitors boosted their lead after a great teamwork between Marcus Vinicius and Caio Lucas ended with the former chipping the ball over the goalkeeper.
Al Nasr's goalkeeper Shambih provided a stunning performance during the game, saving three consecutive penalties from Ben Malango in the 72nd minute, Caio in the 91st minute, and substitute Salem Saleh in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
The 1-0 win means Sharjah are fourth with 39 points, while Al Nasr's tally froze at 25 points in ninth place.