Action continued at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with two matches. First up, AM Polo defeated Dubai Wolves by 6 goals to 4, before UAE Polo beat Shansal/PBS 7 -4.5.
AM Polo took the lead thanks to goals from Alejandro Gowland and Guillermo Cuitiño. Marcos Araya scored three for the Dubai Wolves, which gave AM Polo a one-goal advantage. In the last, AM was able to seal the deal with a goal from Gowland.
The second game saw Shansal/PBS take an early lead, but UAE Polo caught up by the end of the first chukka. By halftime, the game was ver close, with Shansal/PBS leading by just half a goal. The final two chukkas saw UAE Polo come through, scoring four goals, two of which were converted by team patron Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
AM POLO 6-4 DUBAI WOLVES
AM Polo: Guillermo Cuitiño 6, Sheikha Alya Maktoum -1, Alejandro Gowland 3, Jorge Cernadas 4.
Wolves: Marcos Araya 7, Daniel Gariador 2, Justo Cuitiño 3, Ahmed Al Habtoor 0.
Score AM Polo: 2-1, 4-2, 5-4, 6-4.
UAE POLO 7-4.5 SHANSAL/PBS
UAE Polo: Alejandro Muzzio 8, HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Lucas Monteverde 1, Benjamin Panelo 3.
Shansal/PBS: Tomas Iriarte 4, Manuel Crespo 7, Yassien Shansal -1, Petra Spanko -1.
Score UAE Polo: 1-2.5, 3-3.5, 5-3.5, 7-4.5.
The Dubai Challenge Cup continues on Monday.
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.