The Polo Masters Cup, taking place at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club in Dubai from 8-15 February, started yesterday with Edrees Polo winning the opening match of the tournament against Wolves by 10-9. Edrees Polo, team made up by patron Sultan Edrees, Juan “Tito” Ruíz Guiñazú, Pierre N’Goumou and Ariel Ponzi had a great start in the first two chukkas but a great comeback by Wolves in the third period put a little of suspense in the last seven minutes of the match. Tito Ruíz Guiñazú scored two consecutive goals for the final victory of Edrees in the opening match of the Polo Masters Cup.

Mahra defeated Habtoor by 7-5 in the second day of action for the Polo Masters Cup. Habtoor made a better start taking the lead by 2-1 at the end of the first chukka but Mahra had a quick reaction in the following chukka to turn the scoreboard in their favour. From the third chukka onwards team led by Alejandro Novillo Astrada, with Daniel Gariador playing at a great level, achieved a two goal gap that, despite Habtoor efforts, was the clue for the final result in their favour.

The tournament will continue tomorrow with Bin Drai playing against Edrees from 4.30 pm at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.

The teams:
Bin Drai Polo Team (+10)
Rashid Bin Drai (0)
Khalid Bin Drai (0)
Marcos Panelo (+4)
Raul Laplacette (+6)

UAE Polo Team (+14)
HH Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (0)
Lucas Montverde (+9)
Lucas Diaz (+5)
Martin Bracco (0)

Zedan Polo Team (+14)
Amr Zedan (0)
HRH Prince Jefri (0)
Martin Gandara (+4)
Pablo Mc Donough (+10)

Wolves Polo Team (+14)
Ahmed Al Habtoor / Khalaf Al Habtoor (0)
Jeronemo De Carril (+5)
Isidro Strada (+5)
Justo Del Carril (+4)

Habtoor Polo Team (+14)
Mohammed Al Habtoor (0)
Santiago Gomez (+3)
Guillermo Cuitino (+6)
Manuel Elizalde (+5)

Mahra Polo Team (+14)
Rashid Al Habtoor (0)
Alejandro Astrada (+8)
Mathias Machado (+4)
Daniel Gariador (+2)

Edrees Polo Team (+14)
Sultan Edrees (0)
Juan Ruiz Maria Guinazu (+7)
Ariel Tonti (+2)
Pierre Henri Ngoumou (+5)

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