Qatar Football AssociationNews
22.04.2015 3:08 in :

DOHA: Coach Lhoussaine Ammouta hailed his Al Saddside’s strong displayas a goal from strikerMuriquisecured a 1-0victory against Foolad Khouzestan in Group C of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday and sealed their progression to the Round of 16 with a game to spare.

Al Sadd join Al Hilal on 10 points from their first five games in the group stage and the two sides will go head-to-head on Matchday Six to determine who will top the group.

“We achieved our target by winning the match and securing our place in the knockout stage with one match to play,” said Lhoussaine Ammouta, whose club also met Al Hilal in the quarter-finals of the last year’s AFC Champions League.

“The match was not easy because we played a strong team and we are glad that we won despite missing some of our key players.

“I always remind the players not to lose concentration and to avoid easy mistakes that would allow our opponents to score. We successfully defended our lead and achieved our target by getting the three points.”