Al-Wehda tied with Goa in the AFC Champions League


Goa (India) – Al-Wahda UAE failed to win for the second consecutive match and settled with a 0-0 draw with India’s Goa Saturday at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, India, in the second round of the AFC Champions League Group E competitions.
Al-Wahda lost to Persepolis of Iran 0-1 in the first round, while Goa drew 0-0 with Qatar’s Al-Rayyan.
Persepolis tops the standings before his match with Al Rayyan, which will be held later, with 3 points, compared to 2 points for Lagha and 1 point for Al Rayyan and Al Wehdah.
And for the second match in a row, Al-Wehda failed to score, despite its absolute control over the course of events in light of the adoption of Goa, who is participating in the tournament for the first time in its history, in a purely defensive way, similar to what he did in the opening against Al Rayyan.
“We missed many opportunities, we had to win after losing in the first match, but we clashed with a good goalkeeper who played a big role in his team’s draw in the draw,” said Dutch coach Henk Tin Katt.
“We are still in competition, we have 4 matches left, and I hope that luck will stand on our side in the future,” he said.
The unit resorted to an emergency substitution after 12 minutes from the start, with Abdullah Hamad leaving injured and Mansour Al-Harbi in his place, and under the defensive bloc, the Slovenian Tim did not win his luck, but his strong shot was deflected by the goalkeeper of the owners of the land Diraj Singh brilliantly (44).
Contrary to the outcome of the match, Goa almost opened the scoring, but Brandon Fernandes’ shot hit the post (53).
And he returned to the unit to apply pressure, but without yielding a goal because of the remarkable brilliance of Singh, who deftly deflected a free kick from Ismail Matar (77) and the header of the Syrian Omar Khirbin (90 + 3). – (AFP)


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