Uzbekistan edge China, revive quarter hopes
Changzhou: Khojiakbar Alijonov’s first half strike proved the difference
as Uzbekistan secured a vital and thrilling 1-0 win over China PR in Group
A of the AFC U23 Championship 2018 on Friday.
The win leaves the Central Asians level with China on three points and,
and with Qatar defeating Oman 1-0 in the day’s second match, both teams
can still genuinely harbour ambitions of sealing a spot in the quarter-finals
with one game apiece still to play.
Uzbekistan will look to seal a place in the last eight when they tackle
Oman in the final round of group stage matches on Monday, while China
are scheduled to face Qatar.