March 23, 2023

Dubai Week

Complete Dubai News World

The goal-scoring struggle adds to the excitement of Al-Tuhail and Al-Hilal summit

Asian Champions semi-finals: Goal-scoring tussle boosts excitement as Al-Tuhail and Al-Hilal summit

Qatari side Al-Tuhail will face a new challenge in the AFC Champions League for the 2022-2023 season when they face Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal in the semi-finals on Sunday and two teams in the upcoming summit clash (six Mecca time / three GMT).

Al-Tuhail has shown impressive form in the first rounds of the current edition after topping the fourth group ranking during the tournament held in Saudi Arabia last April, securing their place in the round of sixteen.

Al-Tuhail coach, Argentinian Hernan Crespo, Edmilson Jr., top scorer in the tournament with 8 goals, Kenya’s Michael Olonga, Tunisian international Ferjani Sassi, who scored his sixth goal in the tournament, and Qatar national team striker Al- Moyes Ali.

For his part, Nigerian star Odion Ighalo will be one of the most dangerous points in Al-Hilal’s lineup, along with coach Ramon Diaz’s battalion, who scored 3 goals in this edition, along with Saudi international Salem Al-Dosari. (two goals), and Malian Moussa Marika who scored one goal.

Al-Tuhail, who advanced to the semi-finals for the first time in their history, have played 86 matches since their debut in the 2012 season, with 42 wins, 22 losses, 22 draws and wins. Having scored 138 goals in all competitions and netted 112, Al Sadd are hoping to become the first Qatari club to reach the finals since reaching the final in 2011.