Dubai: The ugly head of racism affected Sharjah’s victory over Al Nasr over Al Nasr in the sixth round of the Arab Gulf League (AGL), late Friday.
Influential playmaker Igor Coronado crossed from the penalty spot on either side to ensure the defending champions maintained their position at the top of the standings with a maximum of 18 points after six games. It was Al Nasr who came close to dying in the 15th minute when Ryan Mendes found Sebastian Tagliabue’s pass, but Salem Sultan made a goal line to deny the Argentine Emirates striker.
A few minutes later Sharjah gets a penalty kick after Welliton Soares was brought inside the goal kick. Coronado acted and converted past Al Nasr goalkeeper Ahmad Shambih to defeat the king 1-0. It was then that things got worse when Tagliabue Soares apparently frantically taunted for simulation to enforce the spot kick. The 34-year-old Brazilian, who was the leading scorer for two seasons (2009 and 2010) (2009 and 2010) during his stay at Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League, walked away in tears even when his teammates condemned him for to stay.
The referee brought the situation under control with yellow cards for both players. With the increase in the heat of the match, Sharjah was almost reduced to 10 when Caio Lucas received a red card seven minutes before the break. However, the referee reviewed his decision after reviewing the VAR and turning it into a yellow card.
With the 1-0 lead, Sharjah almost gets a second goal, but Coronado’s free kick shakes the woodwork and bounces away to safety. Al Nasr finally found the back of the net two minutes before the hour, after Diaa Saba swung quickly into the corner, in a powerful effort to the bottom corner.
Sharjah scored a second goal in the 78th minute after a handball against Tariq Ali inside the area, and Coronado again made no mistake for the home side from the spot.
Soares and his teammates celebrated the goal in style as they gathered and closed their ears with their hands while all holding their breath and at the same time indicating their aversion to the alleged earlier failure of Tagliabue.
Sharjah has yet to decide whether to discuss the matter with the UAE Football Association (UAE FA) with a club official, indicating that the players’ response to the fight was good enough.
‘We have never had such an incident during our football league. So this is something new and I’m glad the players took it upon themselves to express their displeasure with what the Al Nasr player told Welliton, ” a Sharjah Club official told Gulf News.
‘Things happen on the spur of the moment during matches, and a senior like Tagliabue who now has an Emirates passport should realize the impact of such incidents on the next generation of footballers who watch our league. I am confident that such a situation will not repeat itself in the future. ”
In other matches, Al Ain got their campaign back on track with a 2-1 away win over Al Wasl, while Kalba stunned Bani Yas 2-0 in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah scored a lone victory to put Hatta at the bottom of to hold the match. point with just one point.
Al Wasl 1 Al Ain 2
Bani Yas 0 Kalba 2
Fujairah 1 Hatta 0
Sharjah 2 Al Nasr 1
Source: Gulf News