MOHANAD ALI INSPIRES AL SHORTA WIN AT AMANAT BAGHDAD
A goal and an assist by Iraq striker Mohanad Ali ensured Al Shorta remained in a strong position at the top of the Iraqi Premier League following a 2-1 win at Amanat Baghdad.
"Mimi", hot off an excellent Asian Cup campaign with the national team, continued his fine scoring form by heading Al Shorta in front near the start of the second half. The teenager turned provider for the Harps' second as his cross-cum-shot was directed into the net by Alaa Abdul-Zahra, the second-highest scorer in the league right now.
Amanat Baghdad brought one back through a header from Muhammed Salam Anad but were then given a red card following a nasty elbow from Ayman Rzaiej on Alassane Diallo. Al Shorta held on fairly comfortably for the three points, and with Al Zawraa, Al Quwa Al Jawiya and Al Naft all dropping points this week, it is a victory that strengthens Al Shorta's position as favourites for the league title.
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