UAE Polo and AM-UAE Polo Teams Inch Their Way Closer to Claimingthe Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020

Posted March 3, 2020
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03/03/2020: DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Open 2020 Semifinals had given polo fans an exciting afternoon with two matches, AM - UAE Polo against Ghatoot Polo team and UAE Polo versus Zedan Polo team. The first match started with a neck shot from Santiago Cernadas of AM - UAE Polo team. Marcos Araya matched with two goals placing Ghantoot Polo ahead which they kept until the end of the second chukker. AM - UAE Polo scored five goals in a row delivered by Jacinto Crotto and Cernadas that created a five-goal advantage. The tenacity of the teams continued during the last two chukkers - AM - UAE Polo maintaining their lead and Ghantoot Polo trying to score in goals to cut the gap in scores. The last goals from Ali Al Merri and Pablo Llorente during the last chukker were not enough to beat AM - UAE Polo team as they closed the game at 11 goals to 8.
 
Match Progression: 1 - 2 | 3 - 4 | 8 - 4 | 10 - 6 | 11 - 8
Top scorer: Santiago Cernadas, AM - UAE Polo Team, 6 goals
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Santiago Laborde opened the next match for Zedan Polo Team and took the lead until the third chukker having two goals from its patron - Amr Zedan. The teams kept outscoring each other, but Zedan Polo team held on to their two-goal advantage until the end of the fourth chukker. UAE Polo team made an excellent comeback from being behind its opponent during the last two chukkers with three goals from Tommy Beresford which resulted in a tie at the end of the buzzer. Santi missed the chance to take the win for Zedan Polo with a penalty shot at the start of the sixth chukker. Both teams raced to score the golden goal and it Tomas Panelo who successfully tapped the ball into the goal and sealed the win for UAE Polo team, 9 goals to 8.
 
Match progression: 0 - 1 | 2 - 3 | 4 - 5 | 5 - 7 | 8 - 8 | 9 - 8
Top scorer: Tommy Beresford, UAE Polo, 7 goals
 
Four formidable teams are set to compete at the final of the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 on the 6th March 2020, Friday at the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo and Habtoor Polo teams will compete at the Bentley Cup trophy at 14:00 and AM – UAE Polo and UAE Polo teams are vying for the Gold Cup trophy at 16:00.
 
Catch the action live and join a spectacular afternoon and polo at the picnic area of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club or watch it online on Pololine TV’s livestream.


 

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