Habtoor Polo Makes it to the Semifinals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup

The last day of the qualification matches of the Dubai Open 2019 concluded with an exciting match between Habtoor Polo and Ghantoot Polo teams and with a final score of 11 goals to 7.

he afternoon opened with a match between Zedan Polo and Dubai Wolves Polo teams. Zedan had the lead on its opponent from the start of the game, and it was one-sided until the end of the fifth chukker at 10 goals to 3.​

Match Progression:
Zedan - 3 - 0 | 5 - 0 | 6 - 1 | 9 - 1 | 10 - 3
Top scorers of the match: Santiago Laborde & Raul Laplacette, 4 goals each

Habtoor Polo took control of the second game with a flurry of goals from Facundo Sola during the second chukker. This gave the team a 4 goal advantage by halftime with Ghantoot barely catching up through the end of the fourth chukker with 10 goals to 4. Ghantoot was not able to recover from the significant lead Habtoor had over them in spite of the successive goals from Ali Al Mheiri and Juan Gris
Zavaleta and the match ended at 11 goals to 7 with Habtoor Polo securing their slot at the semifinals.

Match Progression:

Habtoor Polo team: 1 - 2 | 5 - 2 | 7 - 3 | 10 - 4 | 11- 7
Top scorer of the match: Facundo Sola, 9 goals

Photo credit: George Arbid and Dmytro Tarasevych

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