QSL champs beat Al Wahda of UAE in Continental tie
Doha: Goals from South American duo Gonzalo Viera and Victor
Caceres ensured Al Rayyan’s quest for a first-ever place in the AFC
Champions League knockout phase got off to the best possible start
as they defeated Al Wahda 2-1 in their Group D openeron Tuesday.
Uruguayan defender Viera handed Al Rayyan the lead on 13 minutes
after heading in from a corner but Korean full-back Rim Chang-woo
restored parity ten minutes before the half-time break after volleying
home from another set-piece.
Michael Laudrup’s Qatari champions were not to be denied the three
points in front of their fans, though, as from yet another dead ball
situation – this time a free-kick wide on the right – the ball eventually
reached Paraguay midfielder Caceres who headed past Al Wahda
goalkeeper Rashed Ali to give Al Rayyan the lead on the hour mark and
all three points on the night.