Al Wahda bid farewell to the AFC Champions League after losing 3-1 to Saudi Arabia's Al Nasr on Thursday in the second leg of the 16th round at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Final.
Al-Wahda wasted its superiority in the first leg in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, by returning a precious draw for each team, as it was enough «Annabi» win any result, or draw without goals, to qualify to the quarter-finals, but the team lost at home and the audience, and missed the opportunity Achievement 2007, when they qualified to the semi-finals.
Although «His Excellency» the first goal, through Mohamed Barghash, in the 27th minute, but the Saudi victory turned the table on the host team, in four minutes, when Moroccan, Abdul Razak Hamdallah, scored the first goal in the 41st minute, and added Brazilian, Juliano Victor The second goal in the 45th minute, ending the first half with a «global» 2-1 lead, before Giuliano scored the third goal in the 62nd minute to resolve the meeting, while the goal scored by Argentine, Sebastian Tigale, in the 79th minute is not enough to return the unit in the game.
Al-Wahda outperformed most of the figures for the match, with Al-Wahda players holding the ball by 60% to 40% in favor of Al-Nasr, as was the prevalence in bilateral confrontations in favor of His Excellency, which reached 55.4% against 44.6% for Al-Alamy.
The owner got eight corner kicks, compared to only three corners obtained by the Saudi victory, while the number of passes of the players of the unit was 389 passes, against 264 passes passed by the players of victory, as «Annabi» in the long passes by 71 passes, while « World »49 Long Ball. In contrast, Al Wahda players reached the goal of Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones 21 times, compared to seven times during which victory to goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shamsi, and the players of Al Wahda nine shots from inside the penalty area, while the number of «Alalami» from inside the penalty area five shots But the victory of the Saudi victory in the success rate of these shots, scoring three goals, against two goals for unity. Al-Wahda players committed only nine violations throughout the game, compared to 24 violations committed by Al-Nasr players.
As for the most prominent figures in which Al-Nasr outnumbered, the number of shots was generally 15 shots for the Saudi team, against 14 shots for Al-Wehda players, and Al-Nasr players hit the ball seven times to four times for «Annabi», and the victory of Al-Nasr, Australian Jones, Al-Shams players attempted to infiltrate twice against four times for Al-Wahda players. Al-Alamy players drove the ball in front of their own goal 20 times, against 15 times. «Annabi» in front of Al Shamsi goal.
• Al Wahda players reached the Australian goal Brad Jones 21 times against seven times for victory.
Stein: Malaysian referee condoned the expulsion of the victory guard
Al Wahda coach Maurice Stein said Malaysian referee Mohammed Taqi had overlooked the dismissal of Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones and said the decision would have had a major impact on the match.
He explained in a press conference that «Annabi» provided a good game, and could have achieved a better result, and qualify to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League, but did not reconcile the players in the opportunities they got in front of the Saudi team.
Vitoria: I was confident of victory
Saudi Arabia's Al-Nasr coach Roy Vitoria said he was confident that Al-Alamy won over Al-Wahda, and qualified to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League. He explained in a press conference that he knew that the return meeting will be different, stressing that he was confident of the ability of Al-Nasr players to achieve more than one goal against Al-Wahda, and congratulated his players on the great effort they exerted during the game.
70 thousand riyals per player in the «World»
Saudi Arabia's football supervisor Abdulrahman Al-Halafi has decided to give 70,000 riyals to each player in the `` World '', an incentive to qualify for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League 2019, according to the newspaper «Sports» Saudi Arabia that Al-Halafi spoke after the game to the technical staff Players, congratulated them on qualifying for the quarter-finals. Al-Nasr is scheduled to meet with the qualifier of Al-Sadd and Al-Duhail match, where the first leg will be held on the 27th of this year, and the return match will be held on 17 September.
8 points where the victory over unity
- Acquisition rate: 60% vs. 40%.
- Bilateral confrontations: 55.4% compared to 44.6%.
- Corner strokes: 8 vs. 3.
- The number of passes: 389 vs. 264.
- Goal: 21 vs 7.
- Shots from inside the box: 9 vs. 5.
- Violations: 9 to 24.
- Yellow Cards: 3 to 6.