Al-Wahda offers the most beautiful gift to its star Ismail Matar on his birthday
Al-Wehda presented the most beautiful gift to his star and leader, Ismail Matar, who is celebrating his 38th birthday today, reaching the group stage of the Asian Championship after defeating Iraqi Al-Zawra 2/1 in the match that brought them together, Wednesday, at Al Nahyan Stadium in the capital Abu Dhabi, in the continental supplement.
Al-Wehda turned the table on its guest, who advanced through the leader Alaa Abdul-Zahra (46), when Syrian Omar Khribin scored a tie (62), then Khalil Ibrahim added the winning goal (77).
Ismail Matar appeared in the Al-Zawra match at its best level, and his return formed a great strength for the team after his absence appeared on the team’s performance in the Ittihad Kalba match in the league, which the team lost with an unanswered goal.
Ismail Matar expressed his happiness that his team qualified for the group stage of the Asian Championship, stressing that this qualification is the most beautiful joy on his birthday.
Matar said in televised comments after the match: "I do not imagine that I played official matches before on my birthday, and that is why I was very happy to qualify and gave me additional happiness with this victory, which pleased all Al-Wahdawiya."
He added, "Indeed, it was a very difficult match because we are facing a strong and experienced team, and it was able to surprise us with the goal of progress early in the second half, before we picked up our cards."
He continued: "The unity players are counted for the strong reaction after the guests' progress and their cohesion, and such matches are played on subtle details and emotional stability throughout the 90 minutes, and in the end we came out with the result we want and our next ambition is to present the best levels in the AFC Champions League."
With that result, the unit joins the Fifth Group, hosted by India from April 14 to 30, with the participation of the Iranian Persepolis clubs, Al-Rayyan Al-Qatari and Goa Al-Hindi.
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