Al Ahly 2:1 Al Jazira. AFCCL2018. Match Summary

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www.the-afc.com: February 19, 2018
 
Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli claimed all three points thanks to goals from Taiseer Al Jassem and Mohannad Asseri in a 2-1 home victory over Emirati side Al Jazira in their 2018 AFC Champions League Group A game on Monday.
 
It took only nine minutes for the hosts to open the scoring after captain Al Jassem fired a low drive from the edge of the area that left the goalkeeper helpless.
 
Romarinho came close to leveling the score after his attempt from the edge of the box was denied by goalkeeper Yasser Al Mosaliem in the 19th minute.
 
Five minutes later, the Brazilian succeeded in beating the goalkeeper but his shot was cleared on the line by Australian defender Mark Milligan.
 
Al Ahli doubled their lead after Abdulafttah Assiri was fouled by Yaqoub Al Hosani inside the box and Al Ahli were awarded a penalty which was converted by Mohannad Aseri in the 70th minute.
 
A late own goal from Al Mosaileem proved too little too late for Al Jazira, Ali Mabkhout's shot from close range deflecting off the goalkeeper and ending in the back of the net.