In the Presence of Abdullah Bin Mohammed and the National Team Manager..Al Ain Win a Friendly Clasico in Austria Camp
Al Ain football first team won the friendly clasico on Friday 2-1 in the match played in Austria camp.
The first half was over 1-1. Al Ain scored first by Gyan 44', to concede a goal directly from a penalty kick scored by Tejali 45'.
In the second half Mohd Abdurrahman 56' scored for Al Ain.
Sheikh Abdullah Mohd Khalid S Al Nahyan, Al Ain FC board chairman, attended the friendly clasico in Austria and Mahdi Ali, UAE national team manager also attended the match.
Al Ain lost the first friendly in the Austria camp 3-0 to Catania while Al Wahdah won the first friendly of their camp over Bochdom from Germany 6-1.
Focus on Ittihad Match
Al Ain head coach Zlatko assured that now he is concentrating on getting the team ready for Ittihad matchnin the quarter final of ACL at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on August 19th to play the return in Mekka.
"the friendly clasico was serious and both team showed willingness to win as we saw in the match. Usually the clasico matches are serious even the friendly ones."
"The match was strong and boh of the team wanted to win as if they were fighting to win three points in UAE league which made the match more official and I think both of the teams won the technical benefits."
"Al Ain today played with a new style but they didn’t show the needed level and this may be due to the previous two training sessions intensive before the match against Al Wahdah which is natural. However we are focusing on the match in ACL."
"The players' performance is satisfying and I expect more from them but I know that they need rest also before getting ready for Ittihad because the training sessions for fitness lifting are different from tactical ones so the team is not giving 100% and I expect a strong performance from Al Ai this season."