The Olympic team pays the price of missed easy opportunities against Kyrgyzstan
The UAE Olympic team overcame a victory that was within reach and lost 1-2 to its guest Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday, at the Fujairah International Stadium in the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Cup finals, after it ended the first half with a clean goal before conceding two surprising goals in an unexpected loss. Deserved, especially that Al-Abyad controlled all the course of the match, but he paid the price of neglecting the opportunities he had.
The team's performance was affected by the injury of Sultan Adel Mohamed, after he played a pivotal role and was the star of the match until the 70th minute, which witnessed his replacement.
The first attempts of the UAE Olympic were by the player Ali Saleh, who shot the ball towards the goal after an individual effort, which was pushed away by the defense 7.
Before the end of the first half, the Olympic scored the first goal through Khaled Al Balushi after an attack led by Maid Rashid, taking advantage of a goalkeeper's mistake when removing the ball, which Al Balooshi completed inside the goal (45 + 2).
Ali Saleh and Sultan Adel missed two opportunities to score (58 and 59) due to the intervention of the Kyrgyz defense and the removal of the ball.
Kyrgyzstan scored the equalizer through Emre Zabarov, after he hit a ball from a direct free kick.
Abdullah Al-Naqbi missed the opportunity to score the equalizer after he was alone in the goal, but his ball was saved by Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Tokutayev 80.
Kyrgyzstan scored his second goal through Sharashenkipov 86 after he completed a cross from his colleague Al Yugolov, then Al-Abyad tried to score the equalizer, but his attempts did not hit the net.
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