The team achieved its second victory in the group stage of the AFC Champions League for the fourth group, after beating the Uzbek Pakhtakor team by three goals to two. The match between the two teams took place at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia at 8:15 PM. With this result, the team reaches 6 points, temporarily at the top of the group, and awaits the Saudi Al-Taawoun match and the Iranian Sepahan.
The first half of the match ended with the Pakhtakor team advancing with a goal to nothing in the 44th minute through striker Oliver Sarek with a shot from inside the penalty area. This came despite the clear advancing of Al Duhail, which managed to possess the maneuvering area and had the most possession of the ball, but Pakhtakor succeeded in advancing through a single attack.
In the second half, Al-Duhail entered the stadium looking for a goal to return to the match and began launching attacks from the sides, taking advantage of Edmilson’s speed and skill from the left side and Al-Moez’s shots from the right.
In the 66th minute, Edmilson managed to equalize the score after receiving an amazing pass from Bassam Al-Rawi, who placed it inside the penalty area evading the goalkeeper and putting the ball into the net.
Pakhtakor managed to advance again in the 69th minute through its player Sardar with a shot from outside the penalty area.
However, Edmilson equalized the score in the 71st minute with a shot from outside the penalty area, so Al Duhail returned to the match.
In the 84th minute, Edmilson Da Silva managed to complete a hat-trick by scoring the third goal with a powerful shot from inside the penalty area after a long pass from Bassam Al-Rawi.
Time: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Place: King Abdullah City Stadium, Buraidah
Occasion: A match in the second round of the AFC Champions League.
Teams: Al Duhail – Pakhtakor.
First half: 1 – 0 in favor of Pakhtakor.
Match result: 3-2 in favor of Al Duhail.
Goals: Oliver Sarek (44′ Pakhtakor), Edmilson da Silva (66′ , 71′ , 84′), Sardar (69′ for Pakhtakor).
Star of the match: Edmilson da Silva.
The squad: Salah Zakaria, Mohamed Alaa (Ismail Mohamed), Bassam Al-Rawi, Toby Alderfield, Sultan Al-Buraik, Assem Madbo, Karim Boudiaf (Louise Martin), Abdullah Al-Ahraq (Nam Tae Hee), Al-Moez Ali (Abdulrahman Mohamed), Edmilson da Silva, Michael Olonga.
Subs: Shihab Al-Laithi, Muhammad Musa, Muhammad Al-Nuaimi, Louise Martin, Nam Tae Hee, Ismail Muhammad, Rashid Al-Abdullah, Mubarak Shanan, Ali Afif, Abdul Rahman Muhammad.