Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Yogyakarta: Thai Son Nam advanced to the Knockout Stage of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Indonesia 2018 after defeating Al Dhafra 4-3 to seal second spot in Group B on Sunday.
Al Nafit topped the group with seven points after defeating Jeonju MAG 6-1 in another tie, while Al Dhafra finished third with four points, two less than Thai Son Nam.
Thai Son Nam will face the winners of Group A, while Al Nafit will take on the runners-up.
It was a high-intensity game from the first blow of the whistle as both teams came racing out of the blocks in the first half, trying to stamp their authority.
Thai Son Nam’s Ton That Phi found himself some space in the middle two minutes in and fired a long-range effort but it was parried to safety by Al Dhafra goalkeeper Hassan Ali Alhantoobi.
Al Dhafra had a chance to get in front a minute later when Mohammad Obaid Mohammad raced on the right with only the keeper to beat but his shot found its way straight to the advancing Ho Van Y.