Shabab Ahli miss a chance to go third in the AGL
Slip to a 3-0 defeat away to Bani Yas after Luvannor sees red
Shabab Ahli’s pursuit of the top three suffered a setback after a 3-0 defeat away to mid-table Bani Yas in the Arabian Gulf League on Tuesday.
The Knights had a chance to go level for third with Al Jazira, who lost their earlier tie 3-2 away to third-from-bottom Al Dhafra. However, Shabab Ahli too fell to defeat to stay fourth. They are now six points behind leaders Sharjah and secondplaced Al Ain. Both Sharjah and Al Ain remain level on points, but separated by goal difference. Pedro Conde put the hosts in front from a penalty on 36 minutes, and after Shabab Ahli’s Henrique Luvannor was sent off after the hour, Conde got his second on 78 minutes before Leroy George got the third on 81 minutes.