Al-Bataeh knot Kalba with "kicks" and the second half
Al-Bataeh snatched the cup quarter-final card from Ittihad Kalba.
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Al-Bataeh team imposed its hegemony on its counterpart, Ittihad Kalba, during the three matches that brought them together in the current season, the last of which was the valuable victory and booking the qualification ticket to the quarter-finals of the President’s Cup competition by winning 6-5 on penalties, after the end of the original and extra time with a 3-3 draw.
"Emirates Today" monitors five scenes from the direct confrontations that brought the two teams together, as follows:
Al-Bataeh team continued its superiority in direct confrontations this season, achieving two victories and one draw, two of which were in Kalba Stadium and in front of its fans, as Al-Bataeh won 2-0, and they drew 2-2 in the ADNOC Professional League, in addition to the result the day before yesterday in the Cup.
Al-Bataih players executed penalty kicks with great skill, with unstoppable shots, except for the first kick, which was missed, and they succeeded in achieving victory later, while the "Tigers" players hit two balls that went outside the goal without interference from the Kalba goalkeeper, which explains the early willingness to resort to the penalty shootout.
Sports analysts were surprised by the changes made by the Iranian Kalba Union coach, Farhad Majidi, by replacing the four best players, including Habib Al-Fardan, Ahmed Amer and the Brazilian Leonardo, within 20 minutes without calculating that the match could go to extra time, which gave Al-Bataeh a great advantage.
Al-Bataeh team succeeded in presenting a distinguished performance in the second half and came back with the result at the expense of Ittihad Kalba, for the second match in a row, presenting a distinguished technical level through which it succeeded in achieving a 3-3 draw, although Ittihad Kalba was ahead 3-1.
The match witnessed a significant absence from the fans of the two teams, especially the supporters of Kalba, despite the importance of the match, in addition to the fact that its evening time suits many of the fans, and this contributed to the lack of support for the fans by the landlords.
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