Al-Bataeh tied against Khorfakkan (2/2), during the match that brought them together at Dibba Stadium, for the 18th round of the ADNOC Professional League, and with this result, Al-Bataeh raised his score to 16 points in the eleventh place, while Khorfakkan’s balance became 20 points in the ninth place.
Al-Bataeh scored Joao Pedro in the 41st minute and Anatole in the 75th minute, while Brazilian Fabio scored for Khorfakkan in the 58th and 87th minute, and Khorfakkan missed a penalty kick through Dudu in the 46th minute.
The start of the match came with caution from the two teams, and Al-Bataeh and Khor Fakkan closed all the roads leading to their net, for fear of receiving an early goal that confuses the accounts, so that Al-Bataeh player Joao Pedro relied on his individual capabilities and hit a powerful ball from outside the penalty area that hit the Khorfakkan net.
The match referee awarded a penalty kick against Al-Bataeh due to the ball touching the hand of defender Fahd Sabeel, but Khor Fakkan did not take advantage of it and wasted it by his player Dudu, who kicked the ball away from the net, to end the first half with Al-Bataeh’s superiority.
Khorfakkan equalized in the second half through Brazilian player Fabio, but Al-Bataeh was able to advance again through his Cameroonian striker Anatole, who handled the ball well and hit it hard into the net.
However, Khor Fakkan surprised Al-Bataeh four minutes before the end of the match, by adjusting the score through Brazilian player Fabio, who jumped above everyone and hit a header that hit the net of goalkeeper Zayed Al-Hammadi.