AFC Champions League: Al Hilal and Al Ain progress, Al-Rayyan must wait

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 11:52pm by admin

UAE Al-Wahda FC's Hungarian midfielder Balazs Dzsydzsak vies for the ball against Uruguayan Gonzalo Viera of Qatar's al-Rayyan SC during their AFC Champions League group D football match at Al-Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on April 24, 2017

Saudi giants Al Hilal advanced to the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League but Qatar's Al Rayyan should wait after struggling one among their worst drubbings in up to date memory on Monday.

Saudi giants Al Hilal progressed to the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League but Qatar's Al Rayyan must wait after struggling certainly one of their worst drubbings in up to date memory on Monday.

Al Hilal picked up a precious point following a goalless draw in opposition to Iran's Persepolis that secured them a high two finish in group D, whereas Michael Laudrup's Al Rayyan suffered a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Al Wahda in Abu Dhabi.

Al Rayyan are still in 2nd spot with seven points from five video games and will have to wait two more weeks to seek out out if they could make the knockouts for the first time in their history when they face Al Hilal.

Al Wahda's victory in Abu Dhabi used to be sweet revenge for a 2-1 defeat within the reverse fixture, however more importantly it additionally keeps their faint remaining 16 hopes alive after dropping three of their 4 previous games.

forward Sebastian Tagliabue used to be the hero for the Emirati aspect, his brace coming in to hand after Al Rayyan had taken a 21st minute lead via former Barcelona participant Sergio Garcia.

Al Wahda equalised within the thirty third minute when Jorge Valdivia's suave through ball picked out Ahmed al-Akberi who beat Al Rayyan goalkeeper Omar Barry with a deft shot from close.

simply two minutes from 1/2-time, Al Wahda have been ahead as Balasz Dzsudzsak's well struck effort deflected in off workforce-mate Tagliabue, earlier than Salem Sultan turned in a Dzsudzsak free-kick seven minutes after the resumption.

With Al Rayyan's defence hardly ever measuring as much as the duty, Tagliabue and Khalil al-Hammadi put the outcome beyond doubt with two late objectives to keep Al Wahda in rivalry. they have four factors and Persepolis have 5 — both must win their closing match against every other to stand any likelihood of progressing.

meanwhile, ultimate yr's runners-up Al Ain booked their spot in the round of 16 with an emphatic three-zero victory over Iran's Zobahan. The victory gave Al Ain nine points from 5 suits, that means they can’t end out of doors the highest two in workforce C.

Danilo Asprilla put Al Ain in advance in the 25th minute sooner than a missed penalty with the aid of Jerry Bengtson saw them hold onto their advantage lead at half of-time.

Al Ain doubled their lead with a high-quality solo effort from Omar Abdulrahman in the sixtieth minute prior to Mohamed Abdulrahman delivered a third within the 81st minute to seal all three factors.

in the meantime, already eliminated Bundyokor ended an 18-in shape winless streak with a 2-zero victory over Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia in workforce C.

The Uzbek side shot out the blocks at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent with an early goal when defender Akramjon Komilov headed dwelling following a nook.

Al Ahli created several chances however failed to score and Eldor Shomurodov doubled the hosts' lead 5 minutes into the 2nd period, whereas the visitors rarely threatened.

With Monday's defeat, Al Ahli neglected the prospect to make the ultimate sixteen with a recreation to spare and are left going through a crunch tie with Zobahan subsequent month.

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