In a day full of action, goals and the unfortunate injury of ten goaler Pablo Mac Donough, Zedan and Abu Dhabi achieved wins in today´s matches for the Julius Baer Gold Cup at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Mac Donough suffered a hard fall in the fourth chukker of the match against Edrees and had to drop out the field with an injured ankle. Replaced by Lucas Monteverde, Zedan achieved a bitter victory by a comfortable 8 goals to 2.
Mac Donough was the top scorer of the match with 4 goals.
Match progression: Zedan: 2-1/ 5-1/ 5-1/ 7-1/ 8-2
In the second match of the day, Abu Dhabi Polo Team achieved his first victory in the Julius Baer Gold Cup after defeating Bin Drai by 11 goals to 7 in a thrilling match.
Team made by Ali Al Merri, Valentín Novillo, Facundo Fernández Llorente and top player Alfredo Capella had to fight till the very end to defeat the strong Bin Drai team.
With an outstanding half time, Abu Dhabi achieved a comfortable difference in the score of 7-3 but Bin Drai´s reaction in the fourth chukker, closing the gap to only one goal (7-6), put some suspense to the final 7 minutes of the game. The talented Alfredo Capella show up in the last chukka to score four consecutive goals for Abu Dhabi´s victory by 11 goals to 7.
Capella was the mvp and top scorer of the match with 8 goals.
Match progression: Abu Dhabi: 4-1/ 5-2/ 7-3/ 7-6/ 11-7
The Julius Baer Gold Cup will continue with another double action day at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. Starting at 2 pm Julius Baer by Habtoor Polo will play against UAE Polo followed by Mahra against Ghantoot.