Al Dhafra suffered a 1-0 home defeat against guests Sharjah in the second matchweek of ADNOC Pro League at Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium.
Al Dhafra's second consecutive defeat saw them share the bottom of the table with Emirates and Al Orooba who also haven't earned a point in the first two fixtures of the campaign. Meanwhile, Sharjah claimed six points out of two fixtures.
The guests dominated the scene at most times until they found their way to Al Dhafra's net in the 29th minute with a strike from Congolese Ben Malango who made the best out of Bernard Duarte's assist.
Sharjah continued to dominate the scene amid dull performance from the hosts and kept trying to double the score when VAR disallowed Khaled Bawazir's goal in the 50th minute.
Their attempts didn't stop until VAR interfered once again to call off a penalty awarded to the guests in the 85th minute.
After sealing victory, Sharjah are now leveled on points with Shabab Al Ahli and Al Ain who are leading the standings having earned 6 points out of the first two games.