20 February 2021, Dubai, UAE: The fourth day of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021 was action-packed with two matches between Abu Dhabi and Dubai Wolves by CAFU followed by UAE Polo and Zedan Polo teams.
Gonzalo Deltour scored the first goal for Abu Dhabi Polo followed by another one from Alfredo Cappella which gave the team a 1 goal lead by the end of the first chukker. Not far behind, Kian Hall from the Dubai Wolves by CAFU tied the scores by mid chukker only to be matched by a goal from Deltour. Abu Dhabi Polo‘s teamwork during the third chukker resulted in a goal from each player, including its patron – Faris Al Yabhouni, and earned the team a 4 goal lead. The Wolves managed to make an excellent comeback during the last two chukkers as they tied the scores at 8 with the back to back goals from its Patron – Habtoor Al Habtoor, Tommy Beresford and Hall. Cappella however snatched the win close to the end of the game and the Abu Dhabi Polo team remained undefeated at the IFZA Gold Cup 2021 qualifiers.
Match Progression: 2 – 1 | 3 – 2 | 7 – 3 | 8 – 5 | 9 – 8
Top Scorers: Alfredo Cappella, Gonzalo Deltour, Tommy Beresford, 3 goals each
A critical match followed as both UAE Polo and Zedan Polo teams needed to earn their first win in the tournament. UAE Polo had established its lead from the first chukker with an opening goal from Guillermo (Temy) Willington. The UAE Polo team was well on the lead with Lucas Monteverde Jr. scoring a total of 4 goals by the end of the second chukker. Zedan Polo team owned the third and fourth chukker as it inched its way closer by cutting the gap in scores. Jeronimo del Carril from Zedan Polo team created a tie in the first 30 seconds of the final chukker. Tomas Panelo and Temy matched this with a goal each which were enough to seal the win for UAE Polo team.
Match Progression: 3 – 2 | 6 – 2 | 7 – 5 | 7 – 6 | 9 – 8
Top Scorer: Jeronimo Del Carril, 5 goals
The IFZA Gold Cup 2021 will continue on the 22nd of February:
14:00 IFZA – Mahra Polo vs. Ghantoot Polo
16:00 UAE Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by CAFU