Al-Bataeh achieved a historic victory over Al-Wehda team at home and in the midst of its fans, 2-1, during the match that took place between them in the first round of the ADNOC Professional League for the 2023-2024 season.
This is Al-Bataeh’s first victory over Al-Wahda since the team’s promotion to the Professional League last season, causing a resounding surprise at the start of the tournament.
Al-Bataeh opened the scoring through Cameroonian Antol in the 5th minute, who had a cross pass from Abdullah Al-Naqbi left behind the defenders, to treat it properly inside Al-Wahda’s goal.
The unit was able to adjust the result through a penalty kick that Pedro tackled and scored from it at the minute (19).
Performance decreased somewhat, and play was confined to the middle of the field, with a lack of real opportunities in front of the goal.
In the second half, Al-Bataeh played in a balanced manner between attack and defense, as Al-Bataeh coach Radwi defended intelligently, and relied on a method of pressuring the opponent in his court and not allowing them to advance forward.
And Al-Bataeh succeeded in scoring the winning goal from a counterattack by Olivera, in which he hit Al-Wahda defense after making Paulo Henrique in the 85th minute.