Al Ain thrash Al Wahda to return to winning ways - GulfToday

Al Ain thrash Al Wahda to return to winning ways


Al Ain and Al Wahda players in action during their AGL match.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Laba Kodjo was on the target twice as Al Ain defeated Al Wahda 4-0 at Al Nahyan Stadium in matchweek 20 of the Arabian Gulf League on Friday.

Al Ain put up a steallar show in the in the first-half to take a 3-0 lead before the break.

Kodjo opened the scoring on the 10-minute mark and Caio Canedo doubled the Boss' lead only five minutes later.

After impressive teamwork, Khalid Al Blooshi scored the third goal just after the half-hour mark as Al Ain took a 3-0 lead against Al Wahda for the first time since 2014.

To add insult to injury, Al Wahda were reduced to 10 men after Ahmed Rashid was sent off for a second booking in the 74th minute.

Al Ain capitalized on Al Wahda's numerical disadvantage as they added the fourth through Laba Kodjo two minutes from time.

Al Ain raised their tally to 34 points in sixth place and Al Wahda remained eighth with 29 points.

Earlier, Fabio Lima scored late to hand Al Wasl a 1-1 draw against Fujairah Fujairah's Tunisian forward Mohamed Firas Firas Ben Larbi tapped home from close range to hand the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute.

Al Wasl were forced to continue the game with 10 men when defender Hueglo Neris was sent off in the 69th minute, as the home side were left with an uphill task.

However, Al Wasl made a late comeback as Fabio Lima converted from the spot to level the scoreline in the third minute of injury time.

Fujairah's substitute Ali Eid was sent off deep into injury time for a second booking.

Al Wasl extended their unbeaten streak against Fujairah to eight games (6 wins - two draws).

The guests raised their tally to 30 points and temporarily occupy seventh place, while Fujairah failed to capitalize on Ajman's draw earlier on Thursday as they remained in 13th place on 11 points.


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