Big Wins for Abu Dhabi and Ghantoot Polo Teams on the Fifth Day of the Dubai Open 2020

Posted February 24, 2020
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24/2/2020: DUBAI, UAE: The excitement builds as Abu Dhabi and Ghantoot Polo teams scored their second win at the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 tournament.
 
The first match between Dubai Wolves and Abu Dhabi Polo teams opened with a goal from Juan Gris Zavaleta for the Wolves. Abu Dhabi took off at the second chukker with Alfredo Cappella striking three goals for the team and a goal from its patron, Faris Al Yabhouni. Dubai Wolves struggled to gain position during the next chukkers as Abu Dhabi polo continued with goals from Capella and Martin Donovan. The match ended with a final score of 12 goals to 9 in favour of Abu Dhabi Polo Team.
 
Match Progression: 0 - 1 | 4 - 2 | 8 - 4 | 11 - 6 | 12 - 9
Top scorer: Alfredo Cappella, Abu Dhabi Polo, 8 goals
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Ghantoot Polo team took control of the next match from the first chukker with Marcos Araya bringing in three goals for the team by halftime. AM - UAE made a comeback from the fourth chukker as they scored two goals and another three by the last chukker. However, the early lead by Ghantoot secured the win for the team at 9 goals to 6.
 
Match Progression: 2 - 0 | 3 - 1 | 7 - 1 | 7 - 3 | 9 - 6
Top scorer: Marcos Araya, Ghantoot Polo, 6 goals
 
The Standard Chartered Gold Cup will continue on the 25th of February, Tuesday, starting with a penalty shootout at 13:45 between Abu Dhabi Polo, Ghantoot Polo and UAE Polo teams for a spot at the semi-finals. At 14:30, Zedan Polo will play against Banagash Polo team and a match between UAE Polo and Habtoor Polo is scheduled at 16:15. Catch the action live on Field 1 of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club or watch it online on Pololine TV’s livestream.


 

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