Mohamed Abdulrahman (Al Ain).

‘Super-sub’ Mohamed Abdulrahman emerged to head Al Ain into the Arabian Gulf Cup semi-finals after a pulsating encounter with Sharjah.

A conflict of the final two Arabian Gulf League champions lived as much as its prime billing. Friday nights guests to Hazza bin Zayed Stadium went forward within the ninth minute by an Igor Coronado penalty, earlier than Togo striker Kodjo Fo-Doh Labas 28th-minute scissor-kick and Abdulrahmans 87th-minute clincher from a nook kick turned the tie round.

We offered one in all our greatest matches in our stadium and amongst our followers, we made many alternatives, stated Al Ain coach Ivan Leko.

We had been the very best from the beginning till the ultimate whistle and we achieved a deserved victory. And everybody did effectively, together with the UAE internationals who educated with the crew twice earlier than tonight’s confrontation.

Khalid Essa and Ahmed Barman confirmed a robust need to take part, regardless of the stress and deserve reward for the suggestions they made within the confrontation.

Al Jazira await the Boss in January 9s final-4 fixtures because of their 4-Zero humbling of Abu Dhabi neighbours Al Wahda.

Within the different facet of the draw, holders Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Membership thrashed Al Wasl 5-1 and Habib Fardan acquired the one aim as Al Nasr beat Fujairah 1-0.

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