Polo Silver Cup 2012 semifinalists decided



Habtoor Polo, Mahra Polo, Abu Dhabi and Zedan qualified for the Silver Cup 2012 semifinals after the last two matches played today in which Mahra defeated Abu Dhabi by 9-6 and Bin Drai did the same with Zedan by a 6-5 score.

With this results the semifinals on tuesday, will be Habtoor vs Zedan and Mahra against Abu Dhabi .

Today´s polo matches brought a lot of emotion and expectation until the end to the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

There was too much to play for, four teams were fighting for three places in the semifinals.

In the first match, Zedan Polo and Bin Drai played a tough match that never had a team with a huge difference in the score.

Bin Drai opened the match with a goal by Nicolás Petracchi that Zedan responded quickly thanks to Nachi Heguy. Again Bin Drai took the lead with a 60 yards penalty by Juanjo Brané and Rodolfo Ducos Zedan´s number three player score to even the match at 2 all.

Both teams maintained the same line during second and third chukker with not more than one goal difference in the scoreboard.

In the last chukker Bin Drai took a two goal lead with Petracchi and Mohammed Bin Drai adding a goal each but in the last seconds of the game Nachi Heguy reduced distance to the definitive Bin Drai 6-5 victory.

Phenomenon Nacho González

Mahra´s back, Nacho González was the MVP of the match scoring eight of the nine goals of his team in the 9-6 victory against Abu Dhabi

Two fantastic chukkers gave Mahra a comfortable advantage of 7-2 at the end of the second period.

Abu Dhabi´s replied came in the third chukker with three consecutive goals, two by Alfredo Capella and one by Pato Neves, that left the score 7-5 for Mahra.

The fourth chukker started with another goal by Neves but with a quick reaction by Mahra with two new goals by Agustín Canale and González to take the score to a final 9-6 result for Rashid Al Habtoor´s team.


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