Mounir Rahmeh (Dubai)
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Football Association, the Shabab Al-Ahly team, crowned the Arabian Gulf Super Cup, after defeating Sharjah with a goal, carrying the signature of Mohammed Marzouq in the 95th minute, to reinforce the «Knights» leadership of the tournament with the fifth title in the era of professionalism, and stripped Al-Ahly youth «King »From his title that was crowned in 2019, and his past loss was restored, thus snatching the first titles this season.
The match, which was held at Al-Maktoum Stadium in Al-Nasr Club, was technically modest at first, and the dangerous opportunities of the two teams were absent from it. The “Knights” imposed the advantage, by controlling the ball, and making some attempts through Cartabia, Igor Jesus and Al-Ghasani, taking advantage of its good spread, and the tight organization in The stadium, in exchange for the “king” not appearing as expected, as it was characterized by slow play and the absence of offensive support, which greatly weakened his danger. Goalkeeper Majid Nasir’s goal was only threatened in the 40th minute with a shot from outside the penalty area, ending the first period with a goalless draw.
In the second half, Al-Ahly’s youth advantage continued, with a number of opportunities available to score, the most dangerous of which was in the 71st minute, which was lost by Egor Jesus, and Sharjah returned to the atmosphere of the meeting, with Caio and Majid Sorour entering, and the “Al-Fursan” players did not give in to the last moments of the meeting, where he was crowned The “alternative” Muhammad Marzouq, the efforts of his colleagues, scored the decisive goal in the fifth minute of calculated time instead of wasted with a header that awarded the “Knights” the fifth title in “professionalism”, while Sharjah did not provide any intercession for him to retain the title.