By Gonzalo Etcheverry
The third day of action for the Dubai Challenge Cup, the fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, held under the patronage of HH Sheik Maktoum Bin Mohammed, featured an exciting match between Wolves Polo and Abu Dhabi.
Wolves defeated Abu Dhabi 11-10 in a thrilling game that was decided in the last seconds; a great goal by Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario gave Abu Dhabi the win.
Both teams exchanged the lead throughout the five even chukkas of play. Abu Dhabi took a two goal advantage in the fourth, giving them control of the game with only a chukka remaining.
But Wolves made a great comeback in the last. A great play by Tariq Al Habtoor resulted in being the best goal of the match. Following a couple of goals by Manuel Crespo, it was Martinez Ferrario who sealed the deal for Abu Dhabi.
Score Wolves: 2-1, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 11-10
Wolves: Manuel Crespo 6, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 4, Tariq Al Habtoor 1
Abu Dhabi: Joaquin Pittaluga 4, Alfredo Cappella 3, Faris Al Yabhouni 3
The Dubai Challenge Cup continues on Wednesday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club:
4:30pm: Zedan Polo vs Bin Drai.