Felipe delights Khorfakkan and shocks the «king»
The loss made Sharjah lose the lead and runners-up. From the source
Sharjah team received a painful blow yesterday, losing in the "killer" time to its host Khorfakkan with a clean goal in the 89th minute, from a header by Portuguese player Elton Felipe during the meeting that brought them together in the 17th round of the ADNOC Professional League. This goal caused Sharjah to lose the chance to take the lead and also lost second place that went to Al Wasl (35 points), beating Al Nasr 2-0. With this result, Shabab Al Ahli remained the league leader with 36 points, compared to 34 points for Sharjah fourth, and Al Ain third on goal difference with the same number of points, while Khorfakkan advanced in the standings and reached 19 points.
This is Sharjah's third defeat of the season, and comes a week before Al Ain in the Super Cup. Sharjah suffered despite playing the match with all its basic elements, and the team lacked offensive solutions, and also lost the services of its star Pjanic to injury, as he left the field in the 18th minute, and was replaced by Majid Hassan.