Al Duhail of Qatar and Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia officially qualified for the 16th league of the AFC Champions League, after they won yesterday, Friday, the Saudi Al Taawun and Mumbai City respectively, to ensure the Qatari team topped the fourth group and Saudi Arabia topped the fifth group.
The results of the fifth round of Group B competitions in the 2022 AFC Champions League resulted in the Iraqi Air Force Club achieving a precious victory over the Emirati Al-Jazira 3-2 at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.
Ibrahim Bayesh (6), Alaa Abbas (60) and Sherif Abdel-Kazim (90 + 1) scored the winning goals in the air, while Abdullah Ramadan (62) and Omar Traoré (77) scored the goals of Al Jazeera.
Al Shabab maintained the top spot in the group with 13 points from five matches, compared to 7 points for Air Force One and 4 each for Al Jazira and Mumbai. The Saudi Al Shabab Club qualified for the playoffs after beating Mumbai City 6-0 in India. Hattan Bahabri (19, 64, 67), Mumbai defender Murtaza Val (36 by own goal) and Carlos (52, 81) scored the winning goals for Al Shabab.
Iranian club Foolad Khuzestan defeated Qatar’s Al Gharafa 1-0,
Luciano Chimba scored the valuable winning goal for Foolad Khuzestan in the 15th minute of the match. Foolad Khuzestan maintained the top of the group standings with 11 points from five matches, compared to 9 points for Shabab Al-Ahly, 5 for Al-Gharafa and one point for Ahal.
Shabab Al-Ahly Dubai Club of the United Arab Emirates defeated Ahal Al Turkmani 2-1 in the fifth round of Group C competitions in the 2022 AFC Champions League. Federico Cartabia scored Al Ahly Shabab goals in the 13th and 45th minutes, while Arslan Mirat Amanov (74 from a penalty kick) scored Ahal’s goal.
Qatar’s Al-Duhail SC qualified for the playoffs after their exciting 4-3 victory against Al-Taawon Al-Saudi, yesterday, Friday, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Buraidah. Karim Boudiaf (11), Edmilson Junior (58 and 84 from the penalty spot) and Al Moez Ali (88) scored Al Duhail’s goals, while Leander Tawamba (21 and 36) and Hassan Al Omari (25) scored Al Taawon goals.
Al Duhail maintained its lead in the group standings with 12 points from five matches, compared to 7 points for Al Taawun and Sepahan, and 3 for Pakhtakor.
The first-placed team in each group, along with the best three second-placed clubs in the Western groups, qualifies for the Round of 16 for the West Asian Zone.