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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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Friday 22 May

16:12
15:59
15:50
15:40
15:24
15:21
15:14
14:57
14:40
14:24
14:18
14:01
13:40
13:19
13:08
12:52
12:47
12:36
12:14
12:08
11:39
11:25
11:20
11:09
10:44
09:14
08:41
07:43
07:13
05:16
05:15
03:34
03:32
03:32
03:27
03:25
02:45
01:58
01:48

Thursday 21 May

23:55
22:51
22:26
20:36
19:25
19:25
19:04
19:04
18:46
18:46
18:23
18:20
18:16
18:13
18:04
17:43
17:41
17:27
16:59
16:42
16:19
15:58
15:31
15:28
15:18
14:28
14:23
14:14
13:43
13:28
13:27
13:27
12:39
12:24
12:23
12:07
11:45
11:36
11:28
11:06
10:58
10:33
09:40
09:19
07:22
05:21
04:08
04:08
03:23
03:07
02:52
02:09
02:08
01:29
01:09
00:36
00:03

Wednesday 20 May

23:52
23:45
23:28
23:20
22:44
22:05
21:00
20:48
19:58
19:01
18:59
18:52
18:41
18:20
18:16
17:31
17:03
16:44
15:45
15:30
15:19
15:01
13:21
12:48
12:46
12:46
12:33
12:02
11:27
11:16
11:09
10:34
09:52
09:13
08:56
07:22
05:30
04:57
04:03
03:19
03:19
02:13

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