Absences and the "5-year" knot control the summit of the 19th round
Al-Jazeera and Al-Ahly Youth determine the compass of the Arab Gulf League today
Khalfan Mubarak most prominent Al-Jazeera absences in the face of Al-Ahly youth.
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Today, Al-Jazira clashes with its guest Shabab Al-Ahly in the most important matches of the season, and at the top of the 19th round of the Arabian Gulf League, at 8:15 pm at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium at Al-Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi, as the outcome of the two teams' match may be determined largely by the competition in the league title Especially since, in the event that “Abu Dhabi Pride” wins, the team will go a long way towards the title. As for the victory of Shabab Al-Ahly, it will mean that the team will forcefully enter the list of clubs that compete in the lead.
Al-Jazira tops the standings with 40 points, after its victory in the last round over Sharjah with three goals without a response, while Shabab Al-Ahly occupies fifth place with 32 points.
The game will be governed by absences, and the five-year knot that haunts the island.
The match is witnessing impressive absences, as Al-Jazeera misses Khalfan Mubarak, Abdullah Ramadan and Salem Rashid due to suspension, while Shabab Al-Ahly Argentine Cartabia and Walid Abbas are absent from suspension, Youssef Jaber and Uzbek Ganiyev are injured.
Shabab Al-Ahly bet that they would not lose at Al-Jazira Stadium since November 19, 2016, when they lost two goals without a response, scored by Ali Mabkhout and Khalfan Mubarak, in the seventh round of the league, while the two teams then played five matches on the same stadium in the League and the Arabian Gulf Cup, and Shabab achieved Al-Ahly won three, and they tied in two games.
On the other hand, Al-Jazeera hopes to continue its superiority over Shabab Al-Ahly, after winning the last two matches, last season, with two goals to one goal, and in the current season's first leg with five goals to three.
For his part, the coach of the island, the Dutch Kaiser, said at the press conference: The match is difficult and important for the two teams. I expect a scoring abundance, because the two teams are distinguished by offensive play.
He continued: We will deal with Al-Ahly youth intelligently, I hope that the match will satisfy the aspirations of the fans in terms of performance and result, and we respect the competitor being one of the strong teams.
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