Al Rayyan Suffer Home Defeat in ACL
Doha: Al Shabab scored both early and late goals as the Saudi club secured a 2-0 win over Al Rayyan in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday to move to the top of Group A and within touching distance of a place in the knockout rounds.
Eysa Al Mahyani opened the scoring at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in the seventh minute when he turned in a cross by Rafinha and Hassan Muath sealed the victory in second-half stoppage time with a fine individual effort as the Riyadh club claimed their third win in four games.
With Al Jazira suffering a 1-0 home defeat against Esteghlal, Al Shabab move two points clear at the top of the group. They only need a draw against Esteghlal in their next game to advance to the last 16.
Al Rayyan dropped to the bottom of the section and need a win against Al Jazira in their next match to maintain any hope of progression.