Ajman / Thursday, April 12th, 2018: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai has completed the four sides of President Cup Semi-Final after beating Sharjah with one goal by the Player Eric at minute 81 in the match held at Ajman Stadium today.
The 1st half was ended in goalless draw despite the huge attempts made by both sides. The struggle was concentrated in mid-field with occasional unsuccessful counter-attacks and rare built and gradual play. It seemed to be a turning a point when the referee signaled penalty kick for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai following a handball by Sharjah Player Al Dhanhani at minute 31, but he retreated in his decision after reviewing the case via VAR.
Both teams entered the 2nd half stressfully as each side wishes to score a goal and maintain clean sheet to avoid elimination or going to extra-time. The luck was for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Side when the player Eric received the ball on the borders of the box before surprising Sharjah Goalkeeper Al Hosani with strong shot found its way to the net, giving Shabab Al Ahli Dubai the advantage.
Sharjah exploited all its weapons to come back on the match. A slight mess in the last 3 minutes of the match was nearly brought the equalizer for Sharjah when Shabab Al Ahli Dubai goalkeeper took bad timing to block a cross ball, but it was difficulty cleared to corner kick.