Tuesday’s cover: Only one point separates top three teams in Arabian Gulf League

The National’s Sport cover for the Tuesday, December 23 issue, features Al Shabab goalkeeper Edgar Bruno and Al Ain’s Ismail Ahmed vying for the ball during their Arabian Gulf League match in Dubai.

The National’s Sport cover for the Tuesday, December 23 issue, features Al Shabab goalscorer Edgar Bruno and Al Ain’s Ismail Ahmed vying for the ball during their Arabian Gulf League match in Dubai.

Zlatko Dalic’s side joined Al Jazira atop the UAE top flight after sneaking a late point out of Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium.

Click here to read the full match report from Gary Meenagahan

Edgar Bruno had given Shabab the lead when he converted a controversial penalty, but a late header from Mohammed Ahmed secured a share of the spoils.

Shabab’s Hassan Ibrahim was shown a second yellow with five minutes remaining.

“God willing, we maintain this level, but it will not be easy,” Dalic said.

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Published: December 23, 2014 04:00 AM

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