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AFC Cup: Al Shorta 2 Al Qadsia 2 (2-2 agg)

24 September 2013 22:20

Al Qadsia sealed their AFC Cup semi-final spot on away goals as they drew 2-2 with Al Shorta in Beirut on Tuesday.

The Kuwaiti side, who extended their unbeaten run to 20 games with the draw, were forced to weather a late fightback from their hosts, but ultimately a first-half brace from Sultan Al Enezi gave them their place in the last four.

After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Shorta may have felt they held a slight advantage heading into the home return, but they soon had a mountain to climb as two goals in four first-half minutes gave Al Qadsia the upper hand.

After 18 minutes Al Enezi headed home from a corner to open the scoring.

The midfielder then added to Shorta’s misery with a second from the penalty spot soon afterwards, while the hosts' hopes were further hit when Abdulkader Dakka fell awkwardly following an aerial challenge and suffered a serious injury.

It was later confirmed that the defender had swallowed his tongue and was rushed to hospital.

That seemed to overshadow the match but Shorta came out a different side after the break, and they were soon rewarded when Ahmad Al Doni fired home.

The 24-year-old showed plenty of skill as he controlled the ball before smashing a volley home.

With just 10 minutes to go Gilson Tussi Junior connected with a corner to level the match, but the hosts could not find the vital third to claim overall victory.

The result gives Al Qadsia a chance to go one better than their previous best finish in the tournament, having finished as runners-up in 2010.

They will come up against Al Faisaly in the semi-finals next Monday.

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2 - 2

Competition
AFC Cup
Date
24 September 2013
Kick-off
18:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
2 - 2
On aggregate
2 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
1 - 2
2 - 2

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Tuesday 22 July

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22:28
22:25
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20:56
19:27
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18:47
18:23
18:01
17:58
17:32
17:21
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14:05
13:39
13:33
12:57
12:43
12:20
11:37
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11:16
11:05
10:52
10:36
10:02
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07:11
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06:06
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03:01
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02:04

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22:40
22:38
21:56
21:31
20:39
20:29
19:16
19:11
18:21
18:06
17:17
17:17
16:59
16:55
16:37
16:26
16:11
16:04
15:21
14:57
14:57
14:44
14:08
13:57
13:15
13:02
11:54
11:45
10:49
10:20
09:34
08:28
07:06
06:41
05:29
05:26
05:24
04:46
04:39
04:18
04:18
03:14
03:04
02:37
02:15

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