Laba and Malaba decide to share the points of the match between Al Ain and Ittihad Kalba
Laba launches an attack to Al Ain despite close supervision from the Kalba Union defense.
Togo players Pinel Malaba and Laba Kodjo scored the goals of Ittihad Kalba and Al Ain, respectively, to tie the two teams 1-1, yesterday, on the ground of Kalba in the 24th round of the Arab Gulf League, to raise the owner of the land to 36 points in seventh place, and Al Ain 38 in sixth place.
Although the match is a foregone conclusion, it appeared in a distinctive artistic way, and Al Ain almost hit the window of Al Ittihad Kalba after Saeed Jumah's shot, which Jamal Abdullah countered in the 8th minute, while Kalba player Ahmed Amer hit the side of Al Ain 12 stand, before he opened El-Zaeem El-Aynaoui scored goals by Togolese Laba in the 18th minute, when he made do with a tactical touch to the ball, which reached him from Brazilian Eric Jorgenis, shook the net of Tigers goalkeeper Jamal Abdullah, after Laba changed the path of the ball to go to the far corner.
Al-Ain almost realized the second goal had it not been for Caio’s header passing by the post 27.
Referee Adel Al-Naqbi returned to the video technology (mouse) to count a penalty kick for the Kalba Federation after Malaba was paid by Saeed Jumaa, from which the Togolese Malaba scored the 30th equalizer, and it did not take long to confirm the situation.
Conflict and quarrels occurred between Al Ain player Khaled Al Balushi and the Swiss Kalba player Mariani, so the referee stopped the match, awarding yellow cards to the players and Al Ain goalkeeper Khaled Issa 40, and before the end of the first half, Laba hit a sudden header that passed by the post and almost announced the second goal (45 + 2).
The match appeared in the second half at a better technical level by the two teams, especially Ittihad Kalba, whose performance improved after the participation of the Brazilian Romulo Santos, who in turn made an attack for his teammate Mariani, who hit a powerful ball that Khaled Issa saved valiantly 51.
The vigilance of Tigers goalkeeper Jamal Abdullah contributed to blocking a verified goal by Bandar Al-Ahbabi from a direct free kick 55.
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