The lead of the "king" in the wind

Al-Ain obstructs Sharjah ... and Al-Jazeera is the beneficiary

Al Ain players celebrate the first goal scored by Yahya Nader.

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

Al Ain Togolese striker Laba Kodjo led his team to a precious victory over his host Sharjah, with two goals for a goal, in the match that brought them together yesterday, in the 16th round of the Arab Gulf League, to restore Al Ain to the tone of victories again after a series of disappointing results for his fans' hopes, the last of which was his loss to Shabab Al-Ahly with four goals against Goal.

The top of Sharjah is threatened after its score stopped at 36 points, thus receiving the second loss in the league, and Al Jazeera became the first beneficiary of this result, as it would climb to the top of the league on goal difference if it won today over its host Ittihad Kalba.

Al Ain raised its score to 27 points, taking a big step forward.

Sharjah advanced with the goal of the lead through Brazilian Caio Lucas, with a quick goal against his former team "10", taking advantage of Igor Kornado's pass.

Before the end of the first half, Al-Ain player Yahya Nader managed to return his team to the atmosphere of the match, by scoring the equalizer with a powerful missile shot "47" from outside the penalty area with a wonderful individual effort, scoring the most beautiful goals of the season in the UAE League.

Despite Sharjah’s lead in the first half, Al Ain appeared to be the best in most of the first half, but the focus and the final touch were blighted by Al Ain’s Togolese striker Laba Kodjo, who scored the second goal (72), from an attack initially led by the Japanese substitute Nakajima in His first appearance in Al Ain shirt.

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