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Al Duhail defeated Sepahan 5-2 in the sixth and final round of their 2022 AFC Champions League campaign in Group D at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Buraidah on Tuesday.

Al Duhail’s goals were scored by Kenyan striker Michael Olunga (10th and 35th minutes), Edmilson Junior (41st and 90th minutes) and Ferjani Sassi (50th minute).

For Sepahan, Mohammed Nejadmahdi (20th minute) and Soroush Rafiei (82nd minute) scored.

Al Duhail finished their campaign on top of Group D with 15 points (five victories and one loss), while Sepahan ended up with seven points.

Al Duhail had qualified for the knockout Round of 16 following their thrilling 4-3 win over Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun in the fifth round.

Al Duhail had lost their opener 1-2 to Al Taawoun, but made a strong comeback by beating Sepahan 1-0 in the second round.

The Red Knights then beat Pakhtakor 3-2 and 3-0 in back-to-back matches, in the third and fourth rounds.

The top team from each group will qualify for the Round of 16 along with the three best second-placed teams from the five West Asia groups.

 

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Published on: 26/04/2022

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