In an exciting day of double action at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Abu Dhabi Polo claimed their second consecutive win to become the first team to qualify for the Julius Baer Gold Cup semifinals. Abu Dhabi defeated Zedan by 14 goals to 6, and Wolves beat UAE Polo by 8 goals to 6. The results put Zedan and Wolves in the quarterfinal games.
In the opening game, Abu Dhabi gave a superb team performance to achieve a deserved victory. Patron Faris Al Yabhouni’s team secured a 4-0 lead in the first seven minutes and remained unstoppable until the very end.
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Santiago Gómez Romero 3 (3 goals), Santiago Cernadas 6 (3), Alfredo Cappella 9 (8). Total: 18.
Zedan: Amr Zedan 0 (2 goals), Tomas Panelo 3 (1), Martín Gándara 5, Pablo Mac Donough 10 (3). Total: 18.
Score Abu Dhabi: 4-0, 5-3, 9-4, 13-6, 14-6.
In the second match, Wolves Polo showed teamwork and determination to claim another great victory against UAE Polo (they also beat them in the McLaren Cup). Patron Habtoor Al Habtoor’s team fought hard throughout the match to overcome their tough opponent.
Wolves: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Matias Diego González 2 (2 goals), Ezequiel M. Ferrario 8 (2), Manuel Crespo 7 (4). Total: 18.
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Jimbo Fewster 2, Matias Benoit 6 (3 goals), Polito Pieres 10 (3). Total: 18.
Score Wolves: 1-1, 3-2, 5-3, 7-3, 8-6.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup resumes on Friday at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club:
2pm: Bin Drai vs Desert Palm
4pm: Mahra vs Habtoor
Abu Dhabi vs Zedan
Wolves vs UAE Polo
Socials & Around The Field
All matches of the Dubai Gold Cup Series 2018 will be streamed live on Pololine TV via Polocam.
JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP: Fixture & Teams