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Doha: Youssef El Arabi bagged a brace as a dominant Lekhwiya claimed a 3-0 victory over Al Jazira in their 2017 AFC Champions League Group B opener at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium on Monday.

The hosts opened the scoring 11 minutes into the game when El Arabi (pictured right) continued his fine goalscoring form of late by heading in Youssef Msakni’s cross from the right from six yards, before Msakni deservedly doubled the Qatari side’s lead with 10 minutes remaining.

El Arabi then tapped in from substitute Ali Afif’s (pictured left) centre in added time to wrap up a comfortable victory for Lekhwiya as the Emiratis’ winless run in the continental competition stretched to eight games.

Photo: Lagardère Sports