Al Wahda snatched a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Al Nasr in matchweek 13 of the ADNOC Pro League at Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.
It took Al Wahda only 18 minutes to open the scoring when Portuguese Fábio Martins converted from the penalty spot to make it 1-0.
Five minutes later, Al Wahda goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shamsi maintained his side's lead as he produced a brilliant save to deny Sebastian Tagliabue's powerful header.
ِِِِToze restored parity nine minutes before the half time when he met Tagliabue's excellent cross with a powerful header that nestled into the back of the net.
Joao Pedro put Al Wahda in control once again when Omar Khrbin found the former Al Dhafra man on the edge of the penalty area, and Pedro's right-footed shot found the back of the net.
Al Wahda jumped to second place with 24 points, while Al Nasr now eighth with 18 points.