DUBAI. Al Wasl wipes out Al Urooba 5-0 with goals of A. Saleh (22′), F. Lima (34′ pen), A. Saleh (39′), Adryelson (48′) and M. Al Akberi (82′). Al Wasl was vastly better in terms of ball possession (64%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Zabeel Stadium stadium in Dubai on Thursday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Mohamed Abdalla Alharmoodi who had the assistance of Ahmed Saeed Alasal Alrashidi and Turki Al-Zaabi. The 4th official was Yousuf Hassan Mohamed Alshamali. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 23.3 degrees Celsius or 73.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.
Al Wasl had a strong ball possession 64% while Al Urooba was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Al Wasl had a more offensive attitude with 99 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Al Wasl won the match.
Al Wasl shot 20 times, 9 on target, 11 off target. Regarding the opposition, Al Urooba shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Al Wasl received 3 yellow cards (Y. A. Almheiri, H. Ibrahim and A. Saleh). On the opposite side, Al Urooba received 3 yellow cards (R. Atassi, K. Eduwo and A. Kack).
After this encounter, Al Wasl will have 17 points to sit in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Al Urooba will stay with 7 points to sit in the 13th place.
In the next match in the Uae League, Al Wasl will play away with Al Jazira on the 11th of January with a 19-7 head to head record in favor of Al Jazira (4 draws).
Al Urooba will host Al Dhafra on the 9th of January with a 0-0 head to head record.
Al Wasl – Formation
Al Wasl started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Odair Hellmann decided to play with the following team: Mohamed Ali, Salem Al-Azizi, Adryelson, Abdullah Khamis Juma, Yousif Ali Almheiri, Hassan Ibrahim, Fábio Lima, Ramiro, Ali Salmin, William Pottker and Ali Saleh.
The home team had on the bench: Mohammed Surour, Mohammed Al Akbari, Natan Felipe, M. Abdulazeez, Humaid Al-Najjar, Mohammed Sabeel, Abdulrahman Ali, Luiz Henrique and Abdulrahman Saleh.
Al Wasl made 5 changes: A. Salmeen for M. Surour (65′), Salem Juma Awad for A. Owolabi (75′), A. Saleh for M. Al Akberi (75′), Adryelson for M. Sebil (84′) and Ramiro for N. Pedriali (84′).
Al Urooba – Formation
Al Urooba started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
Fathi Labidi played with: Talal Khameis, Fawzi Fayez, R. Atassi, Ahmed Khamis Rabei, Ahmed Haboush, Ali Madan, Said Obaid, A. Kack, Khalid Yahya, Y. Olatunji and K. Eduwo.
These were the players on the bench: Ghaith Hussain, Ahmed Murad, Faisal Khameis, Gianluca Muniz, Mohamed Mallahi, Saeed Ali, Yousuf Khalfan, Abdulla Saeed and Salem Al Rawahi.
Al Urooba made 4 changes: A. Haboosh for S. A. Rawahi (20′), K. Yahya for A. Saeed (67′), K. Eduwo for G. Muniz (79′) and S. Obaid for A. Murad (79′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Uae League.
- Al Wasl – Al Urooba – 5-0
- Al Dhafra – Al Nasr – 1-1
- Bani Yas – Shabab Al Ahli Dubai – 4-1
- Al Ain – Ajman – 2-1