Al-Ain's lead atop the UAE League ladder has been cut to six points after it suffered a shock defeat at home to lowly Dibba Al Fujairah.
Al-Jazira made the most of Al-Ain's defeat with a 4-1 rout of Al-Dhafra.Fernandinho opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, and
Al-Ittihad Kalba enjoyed its third win of the season as Mohammed Malullah's 86th-minute strike saw off Al-Nasr 2-1.
Ji Parana put Al-Ittihad Kalba in front two minutes before half-time, but Mullalah's late goal was needed after Giuseppe Mascara had levelled seven minutes into the second half.
Goals in either half from
Retired cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have been named as celebrity figureheads of teams in the new Indian Super League football championship.