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Hamburg crowned Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Cup

Hamburg SV crowned the first edition of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Cup with a 5-0 victory, which was held at the Al Maktoum Stadium Club yesterday amid a festive atmosphere attended by a large number of spectators.

Hamburg players succeeded in controlling the game since it began taking advantage of the speed of the players who have succeeded in threatening the Al Nasr goal through several consecutive attacks, but Al Nasr goalkeeper Abdullah succeeded in defending his own net in the beginning of the match, and saved more than a certain goal attempts

At 22 minutes of game saw a dangerous counter attack with a distinct break from Brazilian Nilmar, who passed the ball to Salim Saleh, but the German defense succeeds in bringing the ball to the corner.

At 29 minutes, the referee "Fahd Al-Kassar" cancelled a goal for Al Nasr by Salim Saleh header as offside after a signal from his assistant.

Al Nasr suffered a loss of two of their players, "Khalid Jalal and Mubarak Said" because of the injuries.

The goals were scored by "Holtby" in 44 & 56, Dakamir 58, Gregoriuch 62 and Aaron Hunt concluded the scoring in the 76th minute of the game.

After the end of the match H.E. Marwan bin Ghalaita - President of UAE Football Association, H.E. Ahmed Khoury, Vice Chairman of the Al Nasr Club, Saeed Hareb - Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council and the German Consul in Dubai honored the teams and handed over commemorative medals and German team Captain "Gotko Sakai" lifted the Cup of the first edition of the tournament by receiving the cheers and encouragement from members of the German community.

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