Al Duhail Returns With a Point from Tajikistan…

Our first team of football came out with a goalless draw versus their host, Istiklol (Tajikistan), in the opening of their group stage matches of the AFC Champions League, Group E. The match was held at 7 pm today at the Central Republican Stadium in the capital city, Dushanbe. With this result, the team gained their first point.

The first half of the match ended in a scoreless draw, although the team succeeded in controlling the maneuvering area early thanks to the strong performance of Asim Madibo and Ibrahim Qader, which made the Tajik team retreat backward, which paved the way for the attackers’ movements, as Al Moez missed more than one opportunity to score.

In the second half, the team continued their pressure, looking to reach the Tajik team’s net, but without much danger, as Istiklol relied on defensive clustering and closing spaces in front of the team’s players’ movements, while relying on counterattacks, so the play was confined to the middle of the field for much of the second half until the referee blew his whistle. The match ended in a goalless draw between the two teams.

Match Card:
Date & Time: Tuesday 19 Sep 2023 – 7 pm
Venue: Central Republican Stadium – Dushanbe
Ocassion: AFC Champions League Group Stage
Teams: Al Duhail – Istiklol (Tajikistan)
First Half Result: Goalless draw
Match Result: Goalless draw
Goals: None
Yellow Cards: Ibrahim Qader, Ruben Semedo, Abdulaziz Mohamed
Red Cards: None
Starting 11: Salah Zakaria, Mohamed Moussa (Abdulaziz Mohamed), Ruben Semedo, Youssef Ayman, Sultan Al Brake, Asim Madibo, Ibrahim Qader, Kim Moon Huan, Ismail Mohamed ( Isaaq Al Hajj), Al Moez Ali, Mohamed Muntari
Substitutes: Shehab Al Laithi, Mohamed Said, Mohamed Al Naimi, Khaled Mohamed, Luiz Martin, Abdulaziz Mohamed, Abdulrahman Fahmy, Isaaq Al Hajj, Fares Said, Rashed Al Abdullah