Bin Drai and UAE both had a successful afternoon on the first day  the Polo Masters Cup, which kicked off on Monday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Bangash had an early lead against Bin Drai as they closed the first chukker up 4.5 goals to 2. Bin Drai were on their tail, however, and took the lead by half time with goals from Andres “Lala” Laplacette. The team managed to keep their advantage until the buzzer sounded off in the fourth, ending the game at 11-9.5.

 

Match progression:

Bin Drai Polo Team: 2-4.5, 6-5.5, 9-6.5, 11-9.5.

Top scorer: Federico Von Potobsky, 8 goals.

 

The second match between Mahra Polo and UAE Polo team was one-sided from the start, with Tomas Panelo scoring the most goals for the UAE Polo Team.

 

Match progression:

UAE Polo Team: 4.5-0, 6.5-1, 10.5-2, 10.5-4.

Top scorer of the match: Tomas Panelo, 7 goals.

 

BIN DRAI 11-9.5 BANGASH/KUWAIT

Bin Drai: Victor Paredes (1 goal), Raja Abuljebain (1), Ernesto F. Llorente 4 (2), Andres Laplacette 4 (7). Total: 10.

Bangash/Kuwait: Alya Awlaqi -1, Haider Bangash 0 (1 goal), Ariel Ponzi 2, Federico Von Potobsky 6 (8). Total: 7.

Score Bin Drai: (0-0.5) 2-4.5, 6-5.5, 9-6.5, 11-9.5.

 

UAE POLO 10.5-4 MAHRA

UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0 (1 goal), Lukitas Monteverde 1 (1), Tomas Panelo 4 (7), Benjamin Panelo 3. Total: 8.

Mahra Polo Team: Diogo Gallego 5 (3 goals), Pelayo Berazadi 5, Rashid Al Habtoor 0 (1), Khalaf Al Habtoor 0. Total: 10.

Score UAE Polo: (1.5-0) 4.5-0, 6.5-1, 10.5-2, 10.5-4.

 

The Polo Masters Cup will continue on Tuesday:

Dubai Wolves vs Mahra Polo

 

THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE

 

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:

-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.

-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.

-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.

-Dubai Challenge Cup (18-goal): March 15-30.

-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.

 

DUBAI MASTERS CUP: Fixture & Teams

 

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