Pieres shines as Wolves defeated by 9 goals
DUBAI, UAE, March 23: Habtoor Polo defeated Wolves by 9 goals to 7 and is the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the Dubai Challenge Cup, the fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, held under the patronage of HH Sheik Maktoum Bin Mohammed. Mohammed Al Habtoor´s team had to make a great effort to defeat Wolves in a very tough match held this afternoon at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
This victory gives Habtoor Polo the ticket to the semifinals of the tournament with two wins in the same amount of matches. The game between Wolves and Habtoor was really tight, with a good polo level and really nice goals.
Both teams entered the last chukker with the score tied in 7 goals apiece, but in this period the talent of superstar Nicolás Pieres made the difference to give Habtoor Polo the victory by 9 goals to 7 and the first spot in the semifinals of the Dubai Challenge Cup. Nico Pieres was the top scorer of the match with 5 goals and Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario and Manuel Crespo, both with 3 goals, the top scorers in Wolves team.
Match progression: Habtoor Polo: 0-1/ 3-2/ 4-5/ 7-7/ 9-7
The Dubai Challenge Cup continues next Saturday March 25 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with a double action day. Starting at 2.30 pm, Abu Dhabi will play against Bangash followed by Mahra vs Bin Drai