Yogyakarta: Qatar’s Al Sailiya picked up their first win after defeating Vic Vipers of Australia 4-2 in a Group C tie at the AFC Futsal Club Championship Indonesia 2018 on Saturday.
The win gives the Qataris hope to qualify for the next round as they lie level with FC Erem with three points while Vic Vipers are bottom.
Al Sailiya’s Hadi Jaber Al Braidi went close to scoring three minutes in but he failed to pounce on a loose ball after Vic Vipers’ goalkeeper Adam Stuart blocked Mohammad Safari’s effort from long-range effort.
A minute later, the Australians had their chance when Shayan Alinejad mistimed his shot in the box which went straight into the arms of Al Sailiya goalkeeper Ahmad Khalil.
Al Sailiya took the lead in the eighth minute when Saad Jumah Al Mohannadi’s effort from the left was blocked by Stuart but he made no mistake from the rebound to give the Qataris a 1-0 lead.