A draw between the orange and Al Wahda
At the start of the 23rd round of the ADNOC Professional League, Orange raised its score of points to 29 points in seventh place "temporarily", compared to 46 for Al-Wahda, which officially exited the title race, in light of its distance from Al-Ain, the leader, by 9 points, three rounds before the conclusion. Note that the advantage of direct confrontations between the two teams is in favor of Al Ain.
Signs of danger began to appear with a creeping shot from Omar Kharbin, which Ajman goalkeeper Ali Al Hosani turned into a corner, in the tenth minute.
Ajman responded with a kick from Walid Al Yamahi, inside the penalty area, and hit a ball, but goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shamsi successfully saved it, in the 14th minute.
Kharbin returned and hit a sudden ball, but goalkeeper Ali Al-Hosani had it on the lookout, in the 22nd minute, then Kharbin returned again with the option to shoot from outside the penalty area, so his attempt passed this time next to the left post in the 34th minute, and the left post of Ajman's goal was blocked by Joao Pedro's shot The fugitive from censorship in the 36th minute.
The "owners of the land" opened the scoring with the first goal in the 62nd minute, by Firas Al Arabi, from a penalty kick committed with the advanced defender Abdullah Saleh, after obstructing inside the penalty area, which is Firas's eighth goal in the season, to surpass his goal record last season, which was limited to 7 goals.
The guests responded quickly with a equalizing goal, scored by Fabio Martinez, from a cross he sent towards Joao Pedro, to deceive goalkeeper Ali Al Hosani and enter the net in the 76th minute.
Ajman returned to take precedence again with the second goal, from a ball around which Walid Azzaro landed from the right side, and reached the Brazilian Leandro, who netted it in the 79th minute.
Firas Al Arabi missed an opportunity to settle the match in favor of Ajman with a ball in front of the goal, he shot it over the crossbar, and Al Wahda punished his host for the missed opportunity, after Ismail Matar equalized with a powerful shot in the minute.