The first half witnessed a great excitement, as the visitors managed to score the first goal after 11 minutes by their striker Zafar Bulvonov, who took advantage of Al-Mayouf’s mistake in clearing the ball to snatch it and put it into the net, according to what the “Al Arabiya” website reported. “Al Hilal” imposed its control in search of the equalizer that came at the 27th minute, after Uzbek defender Sardor Rakhmonov ensured that the cross of “Al Hilal” player Mohamed Al-Barik was converted into the net of his team.
Al-Hilal continued his attack and Argentine player Luciano Vito scored the second goal for his team after turning the cross of his Peruvian colleague Andre Carrillo with his foot into the visitors’ net.
In the second half, “Al-Hilal” continued its attack, and “Ajmak” team closed its defensive areas and relied on counterattacks that posed a threat to goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf.At the 70th minute, “Ajmak” player Sangar Shakhmadov scored the equalizer after following up on his colleague Exmadilev’s cross, returning from goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf, to hit the ball into the net.
“Hilal” and “Ajmak” lead the first group standings with a difference of goals from “Shabab Al-Ahly of the Emirates” and “Istiqlul Al-Irani”, who tied negatively at the “King Fahd International Stadium” in Riyadh.