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Mday 4 – ACL Group A Wrap

23 April 2009 No Comment

Pakhtakor have booked their place in the second round of the Asian Champions League with a 2-1 win over Saba Battery.

The Iranian team scored within 5 minutes through Mohammed Nori and shocked their hosts.

The Uzbeks got back on level terms just before the break as Odil Ahmedov fired home following a penalty.

Not long after the interval, Stanislav Andreev grabbed the winner and the goal that puts the Tashkent team into the knockout round.

Saudi Arabian powerhouse Al Hilal is also assured a spot in round 2 following a win over Al Ahli of UAE 3-1.

The hosts drew first blood through Mahmood Qassim after just three minutes but Al Hilal were back on level terms midway through the first half.

Romanian star Mirel Radoi put Al Hilal ahead just after half time and Yasser Al Qahtani secured the win midway through the second period.

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