Al Ain Crushes Bunyodkor in Tashkent


Al Ain, led by Omar Abdulrahman, defeated the Uzbekistani Bunyodkor 3-2 in an away game held Tuesday at the Bunyodkor stadium in Tashkent as part of the second round of the AFC Champions League’s group stage.
Two swishes of Amoory’s left foot, one after just eight minutes and the other in minute 89, and a goal by Caio Lucas in minute 15 secured the three points for the Garden City club.
The two goals of the host team were scored in the minutes 10 and 43 by Vadim Cemirtan and Dostonbek Khamdamov respectively.
With the offensive style of play adopted by the team coach Zoran Mamic, Amoory needed only eight minutes to score the first goal, curling a 20-yard free-kick past Murod Zukhurov in the home goal.
But two minutes later the home side gained parity as forward Vadim Cemirtan found the net, having the score leveled.
Only after a quarter of an hour had elapsed, Al Ain Brazilian player Caio struck Nasser Al Shamrani’s flick-on with conviction past Zukhurov to restore Al Ain’s advantage.
Because of the wastefulness of the Garden City club players in front of goal, Sergey Lushan’s midfielder Vadim Cemirtan ended Al Ain supremacy to bring the tally to 2-2.
In the minute 72, the home side were reduced to 10 men as defender Akramjon Komilov was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
And the final blow came their way when Caio was felled in the area. The reigning AFC Player of the Year, Abdulrahman made no mistake in converting the penalty to give his side full points.
Al Ain 3
Goals: Omar Abdulrahman 8 , 89 “Penalty” and Caio Lucas 15.
FC Bunyodkor: Vadim Cemîrtan “10” and Dostonbek Khamdamov “43”.
Team starting Line-up: Khalid Eisa, Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Ismail Ahmed, Muhannad Al Enazi, Khaled Abdulrahman, Ahmed Barman, Lee Myung, Mohamed Abdulrahman, Omar Abdulrahman, Caio Lucas, Nasser Al-Shamrani

Substitutes: In: Dawood Ali. Out: Bandar Al-Ahbabi “36”
In: Ibrahim Diaky . Out: Nasser Al-Shamrani “66”
In: Danilo Asprilla. Out: Ahmed Barman “70”
Yellow Cards: Ahmed Barman 44

FC Bunyodkor 2
Team starting Line-up: Zukhurov, Ashurmatov, Komilov, Mićić, Akhmadaliev, Tukhtasinov, Sanayev, Ibrokhimov, Khamdamov, Shorakhmedov, Cemîrtan.
Substitutes: In: Shukurov. Out: Sanayev “55”
In: Gyousso. Out: Tukhtasinov “74”
Yellow Cards: Cemîrtan “27”, Tukhtasinov “30”, Ashurmatov “90+2”
Red Cards: Komilov “72”

The Australian Referee Jarred Gavan Gillett was the referee of the game. The two assistant referees were Ashley Beckham from Australia and Yasser Khalid from Bahrain. The fourth official was Amer Ibrahim from Bahrain.
The match observer was Abdul Hamid Abdul Ghafoor from the Maldives and the referee observer was Ismail Safiri from Iran.