More Photos | Match Replay: Dubai Wolves by CAFU vs. Ghantoot Polo
The first match of the Gold Cup 2022 quarterfinals had seen both Abu Dhabi Polo and Zedan Polo teams display a defensive play and were goal-shy until the end of the second chukker. Tomas Panelo for the Zedan Polo team scored the first goal of the game during the third chukker and, he closed it with a 2-goal lead for the team. Abu Dhabi Polo made its mark in the game by scoring back to back goals during the fourth with a notable steal by Santiago Cernadas and shifted the lead on their side. The trend continued through the determining chukker with Jeronimo Del Carril extending Abu Dhabi Polo's lead. The game ended with a final score of 7 goals to 3.
Match progression: 0 - 0 | 0 - 0 | 0 - 2 | 4 - 2 | 7 - 3
Top scorer: Jeronimo del Carril, 4 goals
The anticipated game between the Dubai Wolves by CAFU and Ghantoot Polo team opened with a penalty shot from Marcos (Cacu) Araya. Habtoor Al Habtoor, the patron of the Dubai Wolves by CAFU, scored one for the team and, the first chukker was tied at 2 goals. The next seven minutes had Ghantoot Polo extend its lead by 3 goals from Cacu. The team kept the advantage through halftime. The Wolves managed the uphill battle during the penultimate chukker as Carlos (Toly) Ulloa narrowed the gap in scores. He levelled the game at 7 goals early in the last chukker and the teams raced to grab the lead.
Alfredo Cappella's penalty shot had paved the way to the team's victory and finished by Toly as he capped the game 9 goals to 7.
Match Progression: 2 - 2 | 2 - 5 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 7 | 9 - 7
Top scorer: Marcos Araya, 6 goals
The Subsidiary Semifinal of the Gold Cup 2022 Dubai Open is on 1st March at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club:
14:15 Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo vs. Zedan Polo
16:15 AM Polo vs. Ghantoot Polo