A four-goal blitz without reply put Al Sadd on the brink of the last 16 stage of the AFC Champions League yesterday as the Qatar giants avenged their defeat to Uzbekistan's Nasaf
in sensational style.
The Bur Dubai club had begun their campaign with a 1-2 defeat to Al Sadd and then went on to loss to Nasaf
by a solitary goal.
became the first Uzbek team to win the AFC Cup after two quick
thrashing Al-Tilal 7-1 in their concluding group clash in Karshi, it ensured the Indian side qualified for the round of 16 behind the Uzbeks.
Adopted from the streets of Nasaf
by King Sharaman of Persia, young Dastan grows up amongst royalty and quickly earns his place as a mighty warrior and prince.
Cracking, owned by Rashid A Rahman Al Jassmi, trained by Omar Al Nasaf
and ridden by Koen Clijmans, was the upset winner when it beat Concert Master by a neck to win the handicap race which carried a cash prize of BD1,000.
Kuwait's Kazma is currently in first place with 9 points, while Uzbekistan's Nasaf
Qarshi is in second place with 6 points.
The suspension of the two clubs meant that Qatar's Al-Rayyan and Uzbeki's Nasaf
are promoted into the group stages, and would progress directly to the group phase of the 2010 competition.
During May, NASAF
bombers intensified their efforts against targets in Italy, striking airfields, marshalling yards, harbors, lines of communication, shipping, and other facilities to reduce the Axis ability to reinforce troops in Sicily.
They emerged after prayers as a US patrol was hit by a bomb in Nasaf
, west of Baghdad.
Dinawari adds Samarqand, Kashsh, Nasaf
, Saghanyan, Khuttalan, Hiishanj, and even Tus and Nishapur, to the revolutionary map (Dinawari, 338, 359-60).
Al Sadd will look to be back on the winning path in Group C as they had lost to Uzbek side Nasaf
last week after winning their first two games.