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AFC Cup 2018: West Zone final first leg review

09:52 SAST 2018/09/19
Toyota Cover Al Jazeera v Al Quwa Al Jawiya
Defending champions have an advantage going into the second leg...

The West Zonal final first leg just unfolded and it is Air Force Club who have managed to take an advantage into the second leg.


Al Jazeera 0-1 Air Force Club (Ahmad 64')


Iraq's Air Force Club have put one foot in the grand final after a 1-0 win over Al Jazeera in the first leg of the West Zone final, thanks to a strike from Hammadi Ahmad. 

As expected, both teams made cagey starts to the match and chances were few and far between in the opening half. Apart from Ahmad's shot that struck the side-netting, there was nothing that sparked interest. 

The veteran would go on to break the deadlock in the 64th minute after receiving Mohammed Ali’s pass and finding the bottom corner with a left-footed shot. There would not be any more goals in the match despite Al Jazeera pushing hard for an equaliser.