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Posted On: 14 August 2019 09:44 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

Al Sadd through to Quarter Finals in AFC Champions League

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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Al Sadd SC qualified on Tuesday for the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals following a 3-1 (4-2 aggregate) victory over Al Duhail SC at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.

Only one of the two Qatari sides could make it back-to-back AFC Champions League quarter-finals, and Al Sadd had the relative advantage going into the Tuesday fixture, having scored an away goal in the 1-1 draw at Al Duhail's ground last week.

They will face Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr in the quarter-finals, scheduled for August 26 and September 16.

Al Duhail showed attacking intent from the get-go as center-back Ahmed Yasser found Almoez Ali with a long pass after just three minutes. The Qatari international striker controlled the ball neatly inside the box, but his finish lacked accuracy, sending it wide of Saad Al Sheeb's goal.

Al Sheeb was forced into a double-save in the 10th minute as Edmilson got past his marker down the right flank, cutting inside and shooting with the outside of his right boot. The Al Sadd goalkeeper made a superb diving save and was quick to get up and parry Youssef Msakni's shot on the rebound.

Al Sadd's second successive quarter-final pits them against Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr, with the first leg taking place on August 26 and the return leg three weeks later.

Source: AFC