Sheikh Abdullah Mohd Khalid S Al Nahyan, Al Ain football company board chairman, and H.E. Mubarak Rashid Al Hajeri, board deputy chairman, honored Al Hilal team by AIFC2013 trophy after beating Al Ain 4-2 in the final match at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium.
Al Hilal won the golden medals and the cup of the championship along with AED 300,000 while Al Ain won the silver medals and AED 200,000.
Mohammed Al Shalhob from Al Hilal won the best player of AIFC2013 while Nasser Al Shamrani won the top scorer prize of AIFC2013 scoring 4 goals. The best GK prize was for Hamad Al Dosari from Al Riffa, and Kazma team won the ideal team prize.
Al Hilal beat Al Ain 4-2 after a match was controlled mostly by the Saudi team, except the last few minutes of the second half that witnessed efforts from Al Ain.
Nasser Al Shumrani 15’, and 40’, Castillo 24’, and Adel Hermash 90+1’ scored for Al Hilal, while Gyan 68’, and Bastos 79’ scored for Al Ain.
Al Hilal scored the first goal by Nasser from a pass sent to him to reach the six yards and kicked it to net neatly 15’.
Castillo could score the second for Al Hilal after he made use of a mistake done by a defender from Al Ain 24’. Nasser again scored from penalty kick after Mohanad Salem blocked Nawaf Al Abed 40’.
Fossati made some changes in his plan so he pushed Bastos instead of Sultan Nasser but time was running faster and first half was over 3-0.
Al Ain Attempts
Al Ain started attacking by the beginning of the second half and Ahemd Al Shamisi replaced Hilal Saeed and later Gyan coored from a penalty kick 68’.
Bastos scored for Al Ain the second goal from a cross sent to him by Omar Abdurrahman 79’.
But Adel Hermash from Al Hilal killed all chances for Al Ain to win the match or tie by scoring the fourth goal 91’.
Al Ain Squad: Khalid Issa, Mohd Ahmed, Ismail Ahmed, Faris Juma, Mohanad Salem, Hilal Saeed, Mirel Radoi, Ibrahim Diaki, Omar Abdurrahman, Sultan Nasser, and Gyan.
Al Hilal Squad: Yahia Mohd, Abdullah Mohd, Mohd Al Shalhob, Nasser Al Shehrani, Castillo, Nasser Al Shamrani, Shu Song, Adel Hermash, Nawaf Al Abed, Abdullah Al Sederi, and Salem Al Dosari.
Officials: Mohd Abdulkarim, referee, Salem Al Marzouqi, 1stlineman, Mohd Al Jalaf, 2nd lineman, Abdullah Ishteri, 4th official, and Ahmed Yacoup, commissioner of the match.