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UAE: Al Ain Tika Taka goal confirms superiority

Posted in Asian Football by peterbein on January 30, 2013

A wonder goal scored by league leaders Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates has gone viral and it is easy to see why.

Currently top of the UAE Pro-League by a huge nine point margin, Al Ain are the record champions in the oil rich nation with ten league championships to their name. Al Ain, based in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, have only lost one game so far this season and that defeat came on the opening day of the season against Al Ahli. Since then Al Ain have won twelve out of their next thirteen games in the league and are still competing in both domestic cup competitions, namely the Emirates Cup (group stages) and the President’s Cup (their quarter-final tie against Bani Yas is on February 10th).

The most recent league match saw the runaway league leaders stroll to a 4-0 win over 10th place Ajman FC. Just the one goal separated the two teams at the half-time break, Jires Kembo-Ekoko breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute, but the second half saw Al Ain break clear with further strikes from Alex Brosque and Omar Abdulrahman before substitute Yousef Ahmad completed the rout in fine style. He got on the end of a flowing move which involved the whole team and contained no fewer than 19 passes and helped widen the gap at the top of the table between Al Ain (37 points) and nearest challengers Al Jazira and Bani Yas, both of whom have 28 points.

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