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3rd February 2015
Desert Palm II and Ghantoot qualified to the Mc Laren Cup final after winning today´s matches at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Desert Palm II defeated Bin Drai by 7 goals to 6 and Ghantoot beat Zedan 9-8.
The semifinals of the McLaren Cup brought two exciting games to the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Very different one from the other in terms of playing level but with the same excitement and uncertain end till the last seconds.
Desert Palm II and Bin Drai played a great match. With high level of polo and a continuous come and go.
The first half was for Bin Drai but in the last two chukkas Desert Palm II, a foursome that knows how to come
back into the game, put a lot of pressure on his rival and achieved to tie the game in the last minute.
In the last ball of the match, Desert Palm II had a 60 yard penalty that Diego Cavanagh turned to goal for the 7-6
victory and the first ticket to the McLaren Cup final.
Desert Palm 2: 1-2/ 2-3/ 3-4/ 4-4/ 7-6
The second semifinal of the day between Ghantoot and Zedan was a hard and tough match. Both teams battled till
the end for the victory that finally achieved Ghantoot in the last action of the game after a long run by Alejandro Muzzio.
Muzzio´s goal, for the 9-8 victory, put the defending title winner in the final. Ghantoot will go for his second title of the McLaren Cup after winning 2014 edition.
Ghantoot: 1-1/ 4-2/ 5-5/ 6-8/ 9-8
HILDON CUP SEMIFINALS
The Hildon Cup semifinals will be held tomorrow from 2 pm at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Abu Dhabi and Desert Palm 1 will play in field 2 the first match of the day followed by Habtoor Polo againstMahra in field 1 from 4 pm.