In a great double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Zedan defeated Habtoor by 9 goals to 8 in OT and UAE Polo defeated Wolves by 10-7 in the third day of action of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and part of Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.
Zedan, with Lucas Monteverde replacing injured Nachi Heguy, achieved their second victory in a row and is the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.
Match against Habtoor was one of the best of the seasons. Both teams played four chukkers at full speed and displaying a great polo level. It was in OT, with a 60 yard penalty scored by Lucas Monteverde, that finally turn over the match to their side.
Match progression: Zedan: 2-1/ 3-4/ 6-6/ 9-8
In the second match of the day, UAE had a quick recovery in the Dubai Challenge Cup by defeating Wolves 10 goals to 7 with an outstanding performance by Lucas Monteverde who was the “man of the day”.
UAE Polo had a great start, achieving a 4 goal gap in the second chukker, to control the match in the second half despite Wolves great comeback in the third period.Match progression: UAE: 3-1/ 6-2/ 8-6/ 10-7
The Dubai Challenge Cup will continue tomorrow at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort from 4 pm with Bin Drai playing against Edrees Polo.