Baniyas strengthened his chances of competing for the Arab Gulf League title, after returning with a very precious victory against his host Al Ain 2-1, today in the 21st round, to raise his tally to 45 points, two points ahead of the leaders, while the landowners’ points froze at 34 Sixth place.
Al-Samawi maintained his remarkable record in the current season, as he continued his strong results outside the stadium for the seventh consecutive match with five wins and two draws, to confirm that he is one of the teams that is not affected by playing outside the stadium, as it is the first time that Bani Yas has achieved victory back and forth on Al Ain in one season, which is what happens for the first time in the history of the two teams’ confrontations, in addition to being his first victory on Al Ain.
Al Ain led the way in the fourth minute through the Togolese striker, Lapa Kudjo, after dribbling three players and facing the goal, before he hit a powerful ball that the visitors’ goalkeeper Fahd Al-Dhanhani failed to stop.
Despite the advantage that the landowners got, their control over the course of the match did not last long, as Bani Yas succeeded in entering and controlling the course of the match quickly through his correct spread on the pitch, which enabled him to keep the ball and launch successive attacks.
Bani Yas continued his preference at the start of the second half, where he managed to equalize after only 6 minutes, specifically in the 51st minute, when Sultan Al Shamsi fired a powerful ball from outside the penalty area in the far right corner of Khaled Issa.
Sultan Al-Shamsi’s goal gave Al-Samawi a big moral boost to continue to excel in the match, which he translated practically by scoring the winning goal in the 78th minute after a joint defensive mistake in which Bani Yas striker, Brazilian Joao Pedro, found himself facing the goal, and he did not hesitate to put it Into the net with ease.
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