Al Hilal Ease Into Asian Champions League Last Eight
Muhammad Rameez 14 days ago Tue 14th September 2021 | 09:10 AM
Doha, Sept 14 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Sep, 2021 ) :Saudi giants Al Hilal booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Iran's Esteghlal on Monday.
Al Hilal won the title two years ago but were dramatically kicked out of the tournament last year after several players tested positive for coronavirus. They have now qualified for the last eight five times in eight years.
But on Monday they were clearly a cut above Esteghlal who fielded several new players after 12 of the squad that played in the earlier rounds left the club ahead of the new Iran Pro League season.
The revamped side tested the accomplished Saudis.
Al Hilal were even more dominant in the second half with al-Dawsari testing Hosseini early. The young Saudi star then scored in the 56th minute as he scored with ease on a pass from Frenchman Moussa Marega.