The fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series officially opened with a 9-8.5 victory for Dubai Wolves over Shansal/PBS at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Shanshal/PBS had a 1.5 goal advantage and the team took the lead from the first chukka through to halftime. Marcos Araya scored goals towards the end of the penultimate chukker to close in on his opponents. The last seven minutes saw goals from bought sides; Shanshal/PBS had the lead only to be beaten in last minute thanks to a goal from Justo Cuitino of Dubai Wolves.
DUBAI WOLVES 9-8.5 SHANSHAL/PBS
Dubai Wolves: Raja Abuljebain 0, Justo Cuitiño 3, Marcos Araya 7, Daniel Gariador 2. Total: 12.
Shanshal/PBS: Yassien Shansal -1, Petra Spanko 0, Tomas Iriarte 4, Manuel Crespo 7. Total: 10.
Score Dubai Wolves: (0-1.5) 2-2.5, 2-4.5, 5-6.5, 9-8.5.
The Dubai Challenge Cup will continue on Monday:
4pm: UAE Polo vs AM Polo
THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:
-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.
-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.
-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.
-Dubai Challenge Cup (12-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.