The first "resident" to score a "hat-trick" in the league

Jesus' "exceptional numbers" give Al-Ahly youth "a smile and hope"

Jesus scored a hat-trick against Hatta the day before yesterday.

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

Brazilian striker Igor Jesus presented his credentials in the ranks of Shabab Al-Ahly, after he led the team to victory over Hatta with three goals without a response, the day before yesterday, at the end of the fourth round matches of the Arab Gulf League, as he scored a "hat trick" to give Shabab Al-Ahly "a smile." The hope », after the team stumbled in the second and third rounds, with a draw in front of Al Ain and Al Wahda with the same result, with a goal for each team.

At a time when Al-Ahly youth faced many difficulties, due to influential absences, especially at the offensive line, most notably Ahmed Khalil and Argentine Cartabia, the Spanish coach, Zaragoza, continued to rely on Jesus despite his young age, and his lack of experience, which appeared in the Al Ain and Al Wahda matches, Wasting many easy opportunities.

However, the 19-year-old player achieved exceptional numbers in his fourth participation, as he became the first resident player to score a "hat-trick" in the league, and he was also the youngest player to score three goals in one match.

Jesus led Al-Ahly youth to achieve the second victory in the league and return to the atmosphere of competition for the first places, as “Dubai Knights” occupies fourth place with eight points, four points ahead of leaders Sharjah with 12 points, while the club’s fans got a dose of hope, in the presence of a striker. Of the highest caliber in the ranks of the team, especially since Shabab Al-Ahly has missed the presence of a strong foreign striker since the departure of Senegalese Diop in 2018.

Jesus became the first Brazilian player to score a "hat-trick" with Shabab Al-Ahly, since his compatriot, Rodrigo Lima, scored four goals against Hatta as well, when Shabab Al-Ahly won six goals without a response on the second of November 2016, while in general the past seasons have witnessed three players. "Hattrick" with Shabab Al-Ahly, they are Diop in the Emirates goal when he won four goals without a response on January 13, 2017, and Ecuadorian Jimmy Ayovey against the Emirates when he won five goals against a goal on April 24, 2019, and finally Ahmed Khalil against Ittihad Kalba when he won « Dubai Knights »with five goals without a response on December 28, 2019.

Zaragoza said in a press conference: "We have achieved many positives, most notably keeping our nets clean, our young player Jess scoring the three goals, the brilliance of Cape Verde's player, Hildon Ramos, and his success in replacing Cartabia's absence."

Countess: I feel sad about the players' performance

Hatta coach, Greek Christos Contis, said that he feels sad because of his players' response to Shabab Al-Ahly, explaining in a press conference: “I feel sad about the performance of the Hatta players, and their failure to implement the set plan, especially since the three goals entered our goal in the same way that I spoke to the players before Playing the match », and he continued:“ We have to fight now in the upcoming matches, to improve the team’s ranking, and I hope to start from the next confrontation in front of Al-Nasr, in compensation for our past losses.

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