The ninth round of the Arab Gulf League is witnessing very difficult confrontations, especially for the leading teams, that may determine the features of competition this season. There are three confrontations that pose difficult tests for Sharjah teams, Al-Ahly youth and Al-Ain teams.
The most prominent of all will be the summit of this round tomorrow, between Sharjah and its host Al-Nasr led by its brilliant coach, Kronslav, who has not lost so far in eight league and cup matches, won six games and tied two games.
The match will be held at Al Maktoum Stadium, in which victory with what it currently offers is considered the biggest actual threat to Sharjah's lead (20 points), and the first loss may be inflicted on it this season, and if Sharjah tied or lost, it may lose the lead in favor of Al-Ahly youth, who presses it by only one point difference. Currently.
The game becomes more difficult for Sharjah, as it will miss its most prominent star, the Brazilian playmaker Igor, due to the expulsion in the Baniyas meeting, in addition to the absence of his rock defense Shaheen Abdul-Rahman, after suffering a broken arm, as well, during the last game.
On the other hand, Al-Nasr rejected the loss in front of Al-Ain in the last round, and before that it inflicted the first loss on Al-Ahly youth, and won the unity outside its land, which are the results of all of them before the top teams.
The team has changed completely, technically and physically, and it has become terrifying for all teams since Kroneslav took his training. In the league he won five games, drew in one, while in the cup he won once and drew like her, and reached the quarter-finals.
As for the other summit game, in the Dubai derby between Al-Ahly and Al-Wasl youth, despite the fact that the balance tends in theory and on paper in favor of Al-Ahly youth, given the great victories achieved by Al-Wasl, the last of which was 5-1 in the Arab Gulf Cup, Al-Wasl achieved a strong return in the league, He won in three of the past four rounds, and his Brazilian star, Lima, regained his scoring appetite, and will benefit from the return of some of the injured in the next match, which the team sees as an opportunity to respond to Al-Ahly youth.
As for the three influential matches, Al Ain, who is a guest of Ajman, did not taste the win in the last three rounds, which were drawn in succession, and the most bitter, when he advanced in the last round 2 - zero, in the first half over victory, then the latter drew with him in Second half.
In light of the great pressure experienced by the team and its Croatian coach Lecco, Al Ain has had to respond strongly, especially after being away by five points from the leaders in Sharjah, but the Ajman match may not be as easy as expected, despite the difficult situation that the "orange" is currently experiencing, After he slid to the 11th position, and suffered a severe loss in the last round 6-2, as he will be motivated as well to reconcile his fans and not receive another defeat.
In the rest of the matches, Al-Jazira will discuss the continuation of victories and getting closer to the leading Sharjah team after its stars returned to their normal level, such as "Amouri" and the Brazilian Keno, in addition to the continued brilliance of Khalfan Mubarak and Al-Ghazal Ali Mabkhout.
On the other hand, "the owners of happiness" must regain the winning tone, after the severe loss to Al-Ahly youth as it hosts the bottom-ranked Khorfakkan team, which is looking for the first victory in the championship.
There will be difficult matches, such as Baniyas against Hatta, and Al Dhafra with Kalba.
Loss or draw
Sharjah with victory,
It could mean losing it
For the lead in favor of youth
Al-Ahly, if he wins
The last on the connection.