Al-Bataeh lost to Shabab Al-Ahly with a score of 2/0, during the match that took place between them at Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium in Sharjah, for the third round of the ADNOC Professional League. With this result, Al-Bataeh’s score froze at four points, while Shabab Al-Ahly raised its score to nine points.
The Romanian coach, Mirel Radoi, surprised him with a new squad in terms of personnel and tactics, as defender Denny Borges appeared for the first time since joining the team, after recovering from a muscle injury, and Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, who was forced by the injury to be absent throughout the last period, also participated, as the player was He suffered a facial injury during the preparatory camp held by the team in Austria before the start of the current season, but the player recovered and became at the disposal of the technical staff.
Al-Bataeh performed at the highest level and closed the spaces in front of Shabab Al-Ahly players, which made all their offensive attempts fail, so the first half ended in a goalless draw, and Al-Bataeh almost came out with a goal lead if his Cameroonian striker Anatole took advantage of the opportunity he had when the Brazilian Henrique passed him a golden ball that put him through. Facing the goal, but he slowed down his shot so the defense kept it away.
At the beginning of the second half, specifically in the 48th minute, the match referee showed the red card to Al-Bataeh defender Denny Jurgis, after he came into contact with Shabab Al-Ahly striker Igor, which caused Al-Bataeh to collapse at the defense level, and Shabab Al-Ahly was able to break the steadfastness of Al-Bathawi’s defense through his playmaker Kartabia. Who found no solution except to shoot from outside the area, so that the ball went past goalkeeper Ibrahim Issa in the 60th minute, and Shabab Al-Ahly was able to add the second goal through Al-Ghassani in the 81st minute in a manner similar to the first goal.
Al-Bataeh had several chances in front of Shabab Al-Ahly’s goal, but missed the final touch to enter the net, so the match ended with Al-Bataeh losing the match by two goals to nothing.