Category: FOOTBALL

AFC Champions League: Al-Sadd exit after defeat to Nasaf

Al-Sadd exited the 2022 AFC Champions League after a 3-1 defeat to Nasaf in their Group E fifth round clash, which was played at the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam.

Akmal Mozgovoy netted a brace for Nasaf (63′, 77′) while Khuisain Norchaev also scored (75′). Substitute Rodrigo Tabata got Al-Sadd’s lone goal in the first minute of stoppage time. ... 

Yousuf Abdurisag: The pressure is greater on us

Al-Sadd attacker Yousuf Abdurisag spoke of his side’s readiness to face Uzbek side Nasaf, in the fifth round of the AFC Champions League 2022 group stage.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Yousuf said: “The match will be very important for us. We drew with Nasaf in the first round because of the red cards shown to Abdelkarim and Pedro. ... 

Javi Gracia: No option but to win against Nasaf

Al-Sadd coach Javi Gracia spoke about the difficulty of his side’s upcoming match against Nasaf in the fifth round of the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage, which could determine the team’s fate in qualifying from the group.

In his statement during the pre-match press conference, Gracia said: “I hope that the next match against Nasaf will be different. It is a difficult match against a strong opponent. We drew with them in the first game, under difficult circumstances after the red cards shown to Abdelkarim and Pedro.” ... 

Javi Gracia: We lost because of our mistakes

Al-Sadd coach Javi Gracia expressed his deep disappointment after his side lost 1-3 to Al-Wehdat, in the fourth round of the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage.

In his statement after the match, Gracia said: “We were playing to win in order to gain three points for our campaign. We had a problem controlling the ball. We conceded goals from mistakes that prevented us from coming back to the match.” ... 

AFC Champions League: Al-Sadd lose to Al-Wehdat

Al-Sadd lost 1-3 against Jordanian side Al-Wehdat, in the AFC Champions League group stage fourth round game, which was played at Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam on Tuesday.

With this result, Al-Sadd stay with a points tally of four, after a victory, two losses, and a draw.

Al-Wehdat succeeded in opening the scoring with the game’s first goal in the 48th minute via Mohammad Al-Damiri. ... 

Salem Al-Hajri: It will be difficult to face Al-Wehdat in the next game

Al-Sadd midfielder Salem Al-Hajri confirmed his side’s readiness ahead of their upcoming game against Jordanian side Al-Wehdat, in the fourth round of the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage.

In his statement during the pre-match press conference, Salem said: “The upcoming game against Al-Wehdat will be a special match for our team. We defeated them 5-2 in the third round, but the next game will not be easy and we have to give our best to win.” ... 

Javi Gracia: Facing Al-Wehdat in the next game will be different

Javi Gracia: The next match against Al-Wehdat will be different

Al-Sadd coach Javi Gracia described the upcoming game against Al-Wehdat of Jordan in the fourth round of the AFC Champions League group stage as “different.”

Speaking during the pre-match press conference: “It will be a different match playing against the same team. We got a deserved win against them in the third round and we will work hard to confirm our superiority and get a new victory.” ... 

Al-Sadd hold main training session to prepare for Al-Wehdat

The Al Sadd first team held its main training session on Sunday, in preparation for facing Al Wehdat of Jordan, in the fourth round game in Group E of the AFC Champions League. The match is set to kick off at Mohammed Bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam at 8:15 PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Al Sadd enter the match sitting in second place in Group E with 4 points, after a 1-1 draw in the first round with Nasaf of Uzbekistan, before losing 1-2 in the second round against Al Faisaly of Saudi Arabia, and then achieving a big 5-2 victory over Jordanian side Al-Wehdat. ... 

Akram Afif: It wasn’t an easy game, we really needed the three points

Al-Sadd forward Akram Afif congratulated his team’s fans after the big 5-2 win over Jordanian side Al-Wehdat in the third round of the AFC Champions League 2022 group stage.

In his statement after the match, Akram said: “We congratulate the Al Sadd fans and the technical and administrative staff. The match was like life or death for us. We played a special match against a strong and organized team. ...