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VIDEO: El-Shahat scores, assists twice as Al Ain starts season with 3-1 win

VIDEO: El-Shahat scores, assists twice as Al Ain starts season with 3-1 win

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has scored his first league goal of the season and assisted twice as Al Ain beat Emirates Club 3-1 in the first round of the UAE Pro-League.

Al Ain has started the new campaign with a tough away win against Emirates Club as they want to defend the league title this year.

El-Shahat needed only two minutes to open his account for the new season, tucking in a loose ball off a scramble in the box to give his side an early lead.

However, Bernie Ibini Isei managed to equalize for Emirates Club in the 18th minute, before Marcus Berg fired the hosts back in front with a delicate header, converting El-Shahat’s perfect cross.

The Egypt international provided another superb assist in the 78th minute but this time for Caio Fernandes. El-Shahat put Caio through on goal with a smart through ball and the Brazilian finished calmly past the keeper.

El-Shahat has now scored nine goals and assisted 15 times in 18 games with Al Ain since joining them last January from Misr El-Makkasa.

He was called-up by Egypt manager Javier Aguirre for the Niger clash in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, and he will hope he can make his only second international appearance for the Pharaohs.

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