Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal reach the AFC Champions League last 16, Al-Ahli wait
Al-Hilal have booked their place inthe Asia Champions League last 16 round after beating Al-Ain of the UAE 2-0 inthe 5th round of Group C games, whileAl-Ahli lost to Qatari side Al-Saad in the same round of the tournament.
Al-Ahly still have fragile chance to qualifyto the tournament's last 16 as they will play the last game at home.
Hattan Bahabri scored for Al-Hilal afteronly 14 seconds to record the tournament's second fastest goal so far beforeMohammed Al-Shalhoob tightened the lead of his team in the second half.
On the other hand, Al-Ahly of SaudiArabia lost in Doha for Al-Sadd of Qatar 2-1 to rank third, leaving the firstand second ranks for Al-Sadd and Baktakor of Uzbekistan.
Al-Ahly's win-only last chance toadvance to the 16th round remains glittering when it meets with the Uzbek teamlater in the tournament.