Al-Shabab defeated Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals, where they could be reunited with two other Saudi teams
Out of the three Saudi teams who have a chance to make the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League, Al-Shabab has managed to do so.
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Al-Shabab defeated FC Nasaf 2-0 in the second leg of their Asian Champions League tie in Qatar. Al-Shabab made it look easy as they took an early lead in the first half. The Saudi side was a serious threat in the group stage as well, scoring 18 and only conceding one.
Former Sevilla midfield Ever Banega assisted Hussain Al-Qahtani on his first goal in the 12th minute. The Argentine international managed to score the second goal himself in the 54th minute of the game. The roles were reversed on the second goal as Al-Qahtani was the one to assist Banega.
FC Nasaf created a half chance when Javokhir Sidikov got into the box but his shot was blocked by Al-Sharari.
Elsewhere, an all-Qatari match-up between Al-Duhail and Al-Rayyan saw the former victorious with a 7-6 result on penalties.
Monday’s fixtures will have Al-Hilal meet Shabab Al-Ahli of the UAE while Al-Faisaly take on Iran’s Foolad.
The quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League will be held on Thursday with the semifinal held next Sunday. The team that emerges from the West Asian zone will go on to take on Urawa Reds of Japan in a two-legged final in April.