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Analytical reading of UAE Super Cup

Al Jazira defeated Shabab Al Ahli 5-3 on penalty shootouts after the two sides drew 1-1 in regular time.



The Pride of Abu Dhabi claimed their first-ever UAE Super Cup title in the game that took place at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Friday under the slogan of 'UAE, Where The World Meets'.



Despite missing several key players, Al Jazira enjoyed 52% of the possession as they fired 19 efforts, of which 12 shots were from the outside of the box, while Shabab Al Ahli had just three shots from the outside of the box and had eight shots on target.



Al Jazria were more composed of the two sides as evident from their 74% accuracy of passes in the opponent's half, compared to Shabab Al Ahli's 63%.



Brazilian midfielder João Victor was a model of efficiency, creating seven scoring chances of which an assist was decisive for his teammate Abdalla Ramadan, who in turn created four chances and attempted five efforts. Ramadan was equally efficient in the defensive phase, making four clearances and four blocks.


Both goalkeepers delivered a brilliant performance during the game, as Al Jazira's Ali Khaseif made four saves out of five shots while Shabab Al Ahli's goalkeeper Majed Naser denied seven shots out of eight.

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