AFC Cup 2018: West Zone final second leg review

The defending champions came out on top in the West-Zonal final...

The West Zonal final saw Air Force Club crowned champions after a 3-1 win over Al Jazeera in the second leg. 

Air Force Club 3-1 Al Jazeera (Aggr: 4-1) (Ahmed 48', 57' Majid 89' - Tannous 86')

Iraq's Air Force Club won the West Zone final 4-1 on aggregate after 3-1 win over Al Jazeera in the second leg. 

After a 1-0 win in the first leg, they made a confident start at home in the second leg. Though Al Jazeera did have their moments early on, the score remained unchanged at half-time. 

But after the break, the defending champions made the breakthrough. Hammadi Ahmed latched on to a through ball from Mohsin and finished a half-volley to hand his side the lead. In the 58th minute, it became 2-0 as Saad Natiq’s headed pass found Ahmad again who finished with aplomb. 

Mohammed Tannous stabbed home Islam's Batran's pass to pull one back in the 86th minute for Al Jazeera. But any faint hope they had was extinguished by Qasim Majid who made it 4-1 on aggregate to seal Air Force Club's spot in the Grand Final. 

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