AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE- GROUP D: AL WAHDA BEAT AL RAYYAN 5-1

Abu Dhabi, – Al Rayyan lost to Al Wahda 5-1 in Group D of the AFC Champions League on Monday at Al Nahyan Stadium, as the Emirati side claimed their first victory of this year’s competition and kept alive their Round of 16 qualification hopes. Spanish …

Abu Dhabi, – Al Rayyan lost to Al Wahda 5-1 in Group D of the AFC Champions League on Monday at Al Nahyan Stadium, as the Emirati side claimed their first victory of this year’s competition and kept alive their Round of 16 qualification hopes.

Spanish forward Sergio Garcia had given visitors Al Rayyan an early lead , but saw his side’s advantage disappear just 12 minutes later when Jorge Valdivia’s clever through ball picked out Ahmed Al Akberi who leveled the scores.

By half-time, Al Wahda were ahead as Balasz Dzsudzsak’s well struck effort deflected in off team-mate Tagliabue, before Salem Sultan turned home a Dzsudzsak free-kick seven minutes after the restart.

Tagliabue and Khalil Ibrahim added gloss to the scoreline as Al Wahda moved within three points of second-placed Al Rayyan ahead of their Match day Six encounter with third-placed Persepolis, who played out a scoreless draw with Al Hilal in Monday’s other Group D fixture as Al Hilal secured their progression to the knockout phase.(QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency