The season started in the worst possible way ... and repeated the 2014-2015 scenario

Al Wasl suffers 4 defeats in its first 6 rounds for the first time in its history

A struggle over the ball between Al Ain player Bandar Al Ahbabi and Al Wasl striker Ali Saleh.

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

Al Wasl set a negative record in the history of his participation in the Arab Gulf League, since the application of professionalism in the 2008-2009 season, after losing to Al Ain by two goals to one goal, the day before yesterday, in the sixth round at Al Wasl Stadium in Zabeel, to receive for the first time in its history a loss in Four matches in the first six rounds.

"Al-Fahd" began the 12th edition in the worst possible way, after losing Bani Yas, Al-Nasr, Al-Wehda and Al-Ain, and won only two matches over Kalba and Hatta, to repeat his worst start in the "professionals" by winning six points in the first six rounds, and that was in the 2014 season 2015 (1 victory, 2 defeats, 3 draws).

As for Al Wasl's results since the application of professionalism, it witnessed a great variation, as it received three defeats in the 2008-2009 season, while in the 2009-2010 season it achieved two wins, two defeats and a match, and the results continued to vary throughout the following seasons.

The best of them was under the leadership of the legend Maradona in the 2010-2011 season, winning five games and one draw, as well as in two seasons under the leadership of Argentine Aruabarina in 2016-2017 (five wins and a draw) and 2017-2018 (four wins and two draws).

On the other hand, he received three defeats in the 2018-2019 season, as for the last season, whose results were canceled, two wins, two defeats, and one draw.

For his part, Al Ain coach, Emmanuel Pedro, expressed his happiness with the victory, and said in a press conference: “Absences contributed to the situation in which Al Ain appeared in the first half with Bandar Al Ahbabi joining the list of injured people before the end of the first half.”

He added, "The expulsion of Salem Al-Azizi contributed to strengthening our control so that we were able to tip our scales and win. We made some mistakes, but we showed the fighting spirit, and we achieved our goal."

Al Wasl Coach: We don't deserve to be defeated

Al Wasl coach, Salem Rabie, said in a press statement: “Al Wasl does not deserve to be defeated, and (Al Fahd) could have decided the outcome of the match if its players took advantage of the opportunities they got.”

He added, "Individual mistakes cost us losses, especially since the expulsion contributed to the increase in the physical load on the players, while our two goals scored the second goal from a penalty kick."

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