Lekhwiya Lose to Saudi’s Al Ittihad
Mekkah: Abdulfattah Asiri scored twice as Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia moved back up to second place in Group C of the AFC Champions League with a 3-1 victory over newly-crowned Qatari league champions Lekhwiya at King Abdulaziz Sport City on Wednesday.
After Adel Lamy had cancelled out Mukhtar Fallatah’s opening goal for the hosts, Asiri restored Al Ittihad’s lead with a stunning strike in the 26th minute.
He then made it 3-1 on the counter-attack in the 79th minute to seal the points for the Saudi side, who moved up to six points, one behind leaders Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates, who drew 2-2 at Iranian side Tractorsazi on Tuesday.
Lekhwiya dropped to last place with four points with two rounds of matches remaining.