Bani Yas qualifies to face the winner from Fujairah and Al Wasl in the cup
The Bani Yas team advanced to the quarter-finals of the President's Cup football competition with a difficult victory 3-1 after extending its host Al Dhafra in the meeting that brought the two teams together today, Tuesday, at Hamdan bin Zayed Stadium in the round of 16, to qualify for the winner of the Fujairah and Al Wasl match that will be held this evening.
Al-Samawi presented one of his best matches in the current season, as he turned his delay from a loss with a goal to winning by three clean goals, and also repaid the debt to the landowners after they had knocked them out of the semi-finals of the same competition in 2020, but the team, on the other hand, received a shock with the injury of its striker, Raphael. Elias is in his hand and he will undergo medical examinations to determine its seriousness.
Returning to the match, the first half ended in a goalless draw after an equal performance from both sides that clearly missed real opportunities, and caution was clear on the performance of the two parties to avoid receiving any goal that complicates matters, which made the competition for possession raging between the players of the two teams, especially in the middle of the field.
The situation differed in the second half after the two teams gave up caution, and the homeowners cut the match’s goal bar in the 57th minute by Brazilian Thiago Luonco with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area. Referee Omar Al Ali calculated it as an infiltration due to the presence of his colleague Mohamed Rayhi behind the defenders, but he returned and scored the goal after returning. TV replay technique, which showed that he did not interfere with the game.
The guests' players held on with difficulty, as they asked me to balance between defense and attack in order to avoid receiving a second goal and try to adjust the score at the same time, which was theirs in the 72nd minute when striker Suhail Al-Nubi followed his colleague Sasha's header and hit it hard to settle into the net to lead his team to a draw that ended in the second half. .
Bani Yas scored in the first extra half his second goal by his player Nicholas Jimenez with a shot from outside the penalty area in the 102nd minute, while Shaheen Al Darmaki secured the "Heavenly" victory by scoring the third goal in the 116th minute with a shot also, but from inside the area, to qualify the guests to the quarter-finals.
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