UAE Polo Takes Home the Dubai Challenge Cup 2022

The team defends its title as the tournament champion for the third year

19 March 2022, Dubai, UAE: The fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series concluded with two exciting matches on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.

Juan Jauretche and Pablo Urquiza exchanged goals at the start of the Subsidiary Final and ended the first chukker with two goals each for Hesketh and AM – Ankora Polo teams. The half goal advantage kept AM – Ankora at the lead by the end of the second chukker but Tomas Palacios Bacque had taken Hesketh ahead of its competition as he closed the fourth chukker with 3 goals from penalty. The goal difference was enough to secure the win for Hesketh Polo at 7 goals to 4.5.

Match Progression: 2 – 2.5 | 3 – 3.5 | 7 – 3.5 | 7 – 4.5

Lucas Monteverde Jr. had taken the lead early for the UAE Polo team and carved a significant goal advantage by halftime. Rashid Al Abbar placed Bangash Polo on the scoreboard with Federico von Potobsky closing the gap in scores during the penultimate chukker. The last chukker was a dash for the win with Bangash seemingly in line for the trophy as its patron, Haider Bangash saved a low penalty shot from Potobsky. However, Lukin snatched the victory for UAE Polo with a goal from range and the game ended at 7.5 goals to 7.

Match Progression: 2.5 – 1 | 5.5 – 2| 5.5 – 4 | 7.5 – 7

Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Habtoor Group and Martin Pedersen, Chairman of International Free Zone Authority, awarded the teams of the day. Lucas Monteverde Jr. was the Most Valuable Player and Nocherita, owned by Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as the Best Playing Pony.

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