Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Yogyakarta: Kyrgyz Republic’s FC Erem fought back from a goal down to overcome Al Sailiya of Qatar 4-1 in an AFC Futsal Club Championship Indonesia 2018 Group C tie on Thursday.
It was a hotly contested affair from the start as both teams fought for possession with FC Erem taking the lion’s share.
Although Al Sailiya were often pegged in their own half, the Qataris were comfortable defending as they soaked up the pressure, counter-attacking when they had a chance.
Al Sailiya, however, took the lead in the 12th minute when Mohammad Safari surged down the right and fired straight at FC Erem goalkeeper Kirill Ermolov.
Ermolov, however, failed to hold the shot and Mohamed Ali poked in the rebound from close range to give Al Sailiya the early advantage.
Rattled after conceding a goal, FC Erem immediately applied pressure to force their way back into the game and came close to equalising in the 14th minute when Emil Kanetov’s effort was cleared off the line by Murilo Zabot Silva.
Hadi Jaber M H Al-Braidi almost doubled the scoreline two minutes later but the forward mistimed Silva’s delivery from the right.