Dubai, UAE: The first match of the afternoon was between El Basha and Dubai IMMO teams with Juanji Diaz Alberdi scoring the first goal from 60 yards.
Justo Cuitino took El Basha Polo on the lead with a 1 goal advantage by halftime. Ed Banner Eve extended the lead with 3 goals at the end of the third chukker. Dubai IMMO, with its work cut out for them, managed to close the gap in scores midway through the final chukker and Tomas Palacios Bacque created a tie with less than 2 minutes left on the clock. The intense play continued during the fifth chukker and Hani Jabshe scored the golden goal that sealed the win for the El Basha Polo team.
Match Progression: 0 – 1 | 2 – 1 | 5 – 3 | 6 – 6 | 7 – 6
Top scorer: Juanji Diaz Alberdi, 4 goals
The next match was between AM Polo and Ankora/Dr. A with Dr Al Abbar nicking the first goal of the game. It was a fast first chukker with AM Polo grabbing the lead courtesy of Pablo Urquiza‘s consecutive goals. The next chukker ensued with the same rigour as Khalid Alomran levelled the game but, AM Polo closed the chukker with back to back goals and kept the 2-goal lead past halftime. The last chukker saw an intense play as AM Polo defended its position and Ankora/Dr. A attempted to create a tie close to the end of the game and it was Urquiza‘s penalty shot that sealed the win for AM Polo at 7 goals to 5.
Match Progression: 3 – 1 | 5 – 3 | 6 – 4 | 7 – 5
Top Scorer: Pablo Urquiza, 5 goals
The Dubai Cup 2021 will continue on Field 3 this Sunday, 11th of April with two games:
16:00 El Basha Polo vs. Ankora/Dr. A
17:00 Dubai IMMO vs. Habtoor Polo