Duo drop points in ti­tle race

Sport360 - - News | Agl - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ✉ [email protected]

Al Jazira dropped valu­able points in the ti­tle race as they suf­fered a 3-2 de­feat at Al Dhafra.

Lethal striker Ali Mabkhout scored a brace but it was in vain at Ham­dan bin Zayed Sta­dium as Ro­mulo dos San­tos’ hat-trick earned the West­ern Knights a morale-boost­ing fourth win of the sea­son that moved them away from trou­ble.

The re­sult leaves Jazira three points adrift of joint lead­ers Shar­jah and Al Ain.

Bani Yas put a dent in Shabab Al Ahli’s ti­tle am­bi­tions with a blis­ter­ing 3-0 win in Abu Dhabi.

Pe­dro Conde net­ted a brace and Leroy Ge­orge scored the other as the Sky Blues won for just the third time this sea­son.

First half goals from Mar­quin­hos and Al­varo Ne­gredo saw Al Nasr beat Fu­jairah 2-0, as the Blue Wave swept away the tide of talk re­gard­ing Ivan Jo­vanovic’s sack­ing on Sun­day.

Sec­ond-half sub­sti­tute Husam Loutfy net­ted a late equaliser as Emi­rates Club held Aj­man to a 1-1 draw.

The Orange Brigade had led through Nige­rian for­ward Stan­ley Nka’s header with 14 min­utes left.

Beast mode: Al­varo Ne­gredo.

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