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Matchday One - Group C: Dhofar 0-2 Al Ansar

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Dhofar v Al Ansar - AFC Cup 2018

Salalah: Lebanon’s Al Ansar recorded a 2-0 away win against Oman’s Dhofar at Al Saada Stadium in Group C of the 2018 AFC Cup on Tuesday. 

Al Ansar needed just under 10 minutes to move in front, as midfielder Hassan Chaitou stunned the home fans with a powerful left-footed strike from outside the area that nestled into the back of the net.

The best chance of the first half for the home side came in the 15th minute through Motaz Salih who got on the end of a Vinicius Calamari cross and fired with his left from inside the box, but goalkeeper Rabea El Kakhi stood tall to hold on to the shot and keep his side ahead at the break.

Another long-range strike secured Al Ansar’s win in second half added on time. This time, it was Alaa El Baba who tried his luck from 30 yards out, and his effort left goalkeeper Riyadh Al Alawi in no man’s land as the Lebanese side took home the three points.

Al Ansar host Jordan’s Al Faisaly on Matchday Two, while Dhofar face Syria’s Al Wahda away.