Matchday Four - Group C: Dhofar Club 1-0 Al Faisaly
Seeb: Qasim Said's goal separated the two sides as Oman's Dhofar defeated Jordan's Al Faisaly 1-0 on Matchday Four of the AFC Cup Group C on Tuesday.
Dhofar started on the attack as Hugo Lopez's header in the eighth minute was saved by Al Faisaly's goalkeeper Yazeed Abulaiba.
Al Faisaly responded quickly through Yasser Al Rawashdeh in the 16th minute, but his header from close range missed the target by a narrow margin. Al Rawashdeh came close to scoring again from a difficult angle, but his effort went just wide.
Five minutes before the half time whistle, Dhofar managed to break the deadlock as Khalil Al Darmaki snatched the ball before Al Faisaly's defenders could react and sent an accurate pass to Said who slotted into the bottom left corner.
The Jordanian side increased their work rate in order to level things but Alban Meha's shot from inside the box ended on the wrong side of the post in the 68th minute. The two-time AFC Cup winners pushed for an equaliser, but the Omanis managed to hold on to their lead, securing the team's first win in the competition.
Despite the win, Dhofar remain in Group C's last spot with four points ahead of their away clash against Lebanon's Al Ansar. Meanwhile, Al Faisaly stayed top of the group with seven points and will face Syria's Al Wahda on Matchday Five.