Grand double for Al Wasl as Dubai club win Pro League title

Al Wasl beat city rivals Shabab Al Ahli in Dubai on Sunday to win their second title of the season following last week's President's Cup triumph

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Al Wasl players celebrate their win on Sunday. — X
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Published: Sun 26 May 2024, 10:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 May 2024, 10:33 PM

Barely a week after their historic President’s Cup triumph, Al Wasl clinched the 2023-2024 UAE Pro League title with an impressive 3-0 win over city rivals Shabab Al Ahli in Dubai on Sunday.

With just two games remaining in the season, Al Wasl (61 points) have taken a nine-point lead over second-placed Shabab Al Ahli (52 points).

The Dubai giants completed a grand double by winning the league title after their emphatic 4-0 win over Al Nasr in the President’s Cup final at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain last week.

Sunday’s win over Shabab Al Ahli gave Al Wasl their eighth league title, making them the joint-second most successful club alongside Shabab Al Ahli.

Al Ain, which won the Asian Champions League title on Saturday, are the most successful club in the domestic tournament with 14 league titles.

The triumph also ended Al Wasl’s 17-year wait for the national league title.

Needing a win against Shabab Al Ahli on Sunday to clinch the title, Al Wasl were frustrated by their resolute rivals in the goalless first half.

But Al Wasl were unstoppable in the second half as they found the goals from Haris Seferovic (49th minute), Fabio Lima (58th minute) and Adama Alain Diallo (97thminute).


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