Edgar Bruno scored a second-half double as Al Wasl thrashed Al Dhafra 3-0 to move into the top half of the Arabian Gulf League table.
Brazilian forward Fabio de Lima had put the home side ahead on the stroke of half time before his compatriot found the net twice in the 53rd and 78th minutes to complete the rout at the Zabeel stadium.
Lima could have scored earlier but his powerfully struck shot ricocheted off the crossbar, but he made amends with an excellent solo effort to put his side in front with a low left-footed strike.
Bruno doubled the lead when he got on the end of an assist from Lima and added the second with a diving header after a shot rebounded off the crossbar. It was Wasl’s fourth win of the season.
Elsewhere, Sharjah suffered a humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Emirates, their sixth defeat of the campaign. They slip to the drop zone on four points – one point below Dibba – who were held to a 1-1 draw by the bottom team Al Shaab.
The Ras Al Khaimah club’s victory moved them to fourth spot in the table on 13 points.
Wilmar Jordan broke the deadlock in the 17th minute before Mohammed Malallah scored 10 minutes from time to seal the win. Abdullah Ali capped off the victory with a third in added time.
The result also leaves the future of Sharjah’s Brazilian coach Paulo Bonamigo in doubt.
Shaab failed to provide departing Turkish coach Jamsheer Mouratoglou a first win at the Fujairah stadium.
Walter Zenga, the former Italian goalkeeper who had spells at AGL clubs Al Ain, Al Nasr and Al Jazira, takes charge from their next game against Al Shabab on November 30.
Amro El Soulia scored his first goal in the AGL to give Shaab a 32nd-minute lead that was cancelled out by the Ivorian forward Bakary Kone three minutes into the second half.
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