The last qualifying matches of the Dubai Masters Cup, second leg of the Dubai Gold Cup Series 2019, took place on Thursday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The day saw Bin Drai Polo & UAE Polo claim respective wins over AM Polo and Wolves DCC.
In the first match, AM Polo got off to a good start against Bin Drain, but then struggled to maintain the pace; their opponents secured the 7-2 win. Next, Dubai Silver Cup champions UAE Polo defeated Dubai Wolves/DCC by 8.5 goals to 5.
UAE and Bin Drai will now play for the title on Saturday.
BIN DRAI 7-2 AM POLO
Bin Drai: Khalid Bin Drai 1 (3 goals), Mohamed Bin Drai 1 (1), Ernesto F. Llorente 4, Andres Laplacette 4 (3). Total: 10.
AM Polo: Alya Maktoum -1, Alejandro Gowland 3 (1 goal), Maxi Malacalza 3, Martin Gandara 5 (1). Total:10.
Score Bin Drai: 0-0, 1-0, 4-1, 7-2.
UAE POLO 8.5-5 WOLVES/DCC
UAE POLO: HH Sheikha Maitha 0 (2 goals), Lukitas Monteverde 1 (1), Tomás Panelo 4 (3), Benjamin Panelo 3 (1). Total: 8.
WOLVES/DCC: Tomas Iriarte 4, Ahmed Al Habtoor 0 (1 goal), Faisal Yabroudi 0 (1), Guillermo Cuitiño 6 (3). Total: 10.
Score UAE Polo: (1.5-0) 6.5-1, 7.5-2, 7.5-3, 8.5-5.
The Polo Masters Cup will come to an end on Saturday:
11am, FIFTH PLACE MATCH: Bangash/Kuwait vs Wolves/DCC
2:30pm, SUBSIDIARY FINAL: AM Polo vs Mahra
4pm, FINAL DUBAI MASTERS CUP: Bin Drai vs UAE Polo
THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES 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 (18-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.