Baniyas scored a tough victory against Emirates by 2-3 for the 19th Arabian Gulf League, which was held at the Emirates Club Stadium. Baniyas goals were scored by Michael Ortega, Pedro Condi and Yousuf Jaber while Khalifa Saber and Marcos Antonio scored for the Emirates.
Al-Samawi entered the meeting with a group of Fahd Al-Dhahnani, Robson De Paula, Youssef Jaber, Hassan Al Mahrami, Salim Al Hammadi, Fawaz Awanah, Michael Ortega, Suhail Al Nubi, Haboush, Leroy George and Pedro Condi.
The Samawe advanced early through Michael Ortega, who broke through the Emirates defence in the 17th minute and settled the ball in the net and announced the progress of the Sky Blues. In the 34th minute Baniyas boosted his lead by adding a second goal by Spanisgh Pedro Condi from a penalty shoot.
Before the end of the first half the Emirates managed to return the result and add two goals in 3 minutes was the first by Saber Khalifa, who took advantage of a break from the Brazilian Robson to kick the ball strongly to the goal of the net to Fahd Dhahnani, the second goal came through Marcos Antonin, who inhabited the ball In the goal and announced the return of the game to the point of start with a draw 2-2, which ended after the first half.
At the start of the second half, Emirates player Abdullah Musa received a red card after his strong tackle against Haboush Saleh in the 50th minute to complete the match with 10 players. Al-Samawi took advantage of this numerical shortage and threatened the Emirates’ goal more than once. In the 64th minute, the Captain Youssef Jaber managed to score a superb header after a cross from Leroy George. The Sky Blues progress continued until the final whistle to get Al-Samawi with three important points from Emirates home and brought him to point 33 in the standings alone in fifth place of the league.