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Four decisive clashes in second leg of Arabian Gulf Cup quarter-final

The second leg of the Arabian Gulf Cup quarter-final will be held over two days and will see eight teams fight for the semi-final spots, after the first legs ended in three draws and a win.


The first day of action will see Fujairah host Al Nasr and Ittihad Kalba welcome Bani Yas at home. The action resumes on Tuesday when Khorfakkan travel to face Shabab Al Ahli at Rashid Stadium and Sharjah play against Al Wasl at Zabeel Stadium.


Hosts Fujairah and Kalba both managed to earn a 1-1 draw in the first leg away from home against Al Nasr and Bani Yas, respectively. They now have a slight advantage over their opponents and a goalless draw in the second leg would book them spots in the semi-final.


The first leg clash between Al Nasr and Fujairah saw Toze open the scoring for the Blues just two minutes into the game, before Kristiano Samuel levelled the scoreline in the 52nd minute. The titleholders will be looking to avoid an early surprise that would eliminate them from the competition, while Fujairah will be hoping to put in a good performance at home and book their place in the next round.


Kalba also played out a 1-1 draw with Bani Yas in the first leg, as Peniel Mlapa opened the scoring for the Tigers in the 57th minute and Joao Pedro netted the equalizer with 20 minutes to go.


Recently crowned Arabian Gulf Super Cup champions Shabab Al Ahli will have an edge over Khorfakkan when they clash at Rashid Stadium. The Knights emerged 4-2 winners away from home, marking the only victory in the first leg.


On the other hand, everything is on the table at Al Wasl and Sharjah clash, as the first half ended in a 0-0 draw. Al Wasl will be looking to capitalize on Sharjah’s recent defeat in the Arabian Gulf Super Cup, while the King, who sit at the top of the league table, have what it takes to seal their spot in the semi-final.

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