AFC Champions League.. Crespo: Al Ain deserves to qualify before penalty kicks

Argentine Hernan Crespo, technical director of the team, confirmed Al Ain UAEHis team deserved to qualify for the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League at the expense of Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia.

Crespo said in his statements after the match, “I congratulate the Al-Zaeem players for showing strong character and qualifying for the semi-finals.” Asian Champions League If you analyze the confrontation, you will find that Al Ain was the better player in the two confrontations.”

The Emirati Al Ain coach added, “We played a very wonderful match, and I am happy that Al Ain qualified for the semi-finals, and everyone enjoyed watching the match,” explaining, “We deserved to qualify before reaching the penalty shootout.”

Al Ain goalkeeper comments on qualifying for the AFC Champions League

For his part, Khaled Issa, a guard, said Al Ain UAE “I thank God who helped us, and I believe that the match was dramatic, and we expected Al-Nasr to attack us from the first moment, since it was a loser in Al-Ain.”

He added, “I thank my fellow players for being steadfast and not backing down, especially after we conceded the second goal, and here was the turning point in the match,” explaining, “It is too early to talk about the opponent we will face in the AFC Champions League semi-finals, as we have a very important match in the league in four days, and all our focus is on.” “It is upon us now, after we qualified at the expense of one of the candidates for the title.”

Al Ain ousts Al Nassr from the AFC Champions League

After an exciting remontada and extra time, they said goodbye Al Nassr FC AFC Champions League quarter-final win at the hands of Al-Ain, UAE, with a score of 3-1 on penalties after winning 4-3 in extra time in the match that brought them together on Monday evening, at Al Awal Park Stadium in the second leg of the quarter-finals, so that Al-Alamy left the competition on the first day of Ramadan after the loss. In the first leg 1-0, Al Ain qualifies to face the winner of the Saudi giants Al-Hilal vs Al-Ittihad Which will be held this Tuesday evening.

Regular time ended with Al-Nasr winning 3-2, bringing the total of the two matches to 3-3. The two teams resorted to extra time in two halves after the AFC canceled the away goal rule with two goals. In stoppage time, Al-Ain scored the equalizer from a catastrophic error by Al-Nasr goalkeeper Raghed Al-Najjar, from which Sultan scored. Al Shamsi, the Al Ain player, and Cristiano Ronaldo returned with the winning goal in the 117th minute from a penalty kick, bringing the total of the two matches to 4-4, and the two teams decided to go to penalty kicks, which smiled at the visitors with a score of 3-1 after Al Nasr players missed 3 penalty kicks.

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