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A brace including a stoppage time goal by Hilal Al-Quds substitute Alaa Roma helped secure the Jerusalem club’s first win and send Dordoi of Kyrgyzstan crashing out of the tournament.
Substitutes: Alaa Roma (85, 90+3) <-> Mohammed Jamal // Hesham Salhe <-> Adnan Saidea // Abu Saleh <-> Wajde Abu Younis->->->
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Recap: Dordoi had a good chance to open the scoring when striker David Tetteh was one-on-one with Hilal goalkeeper Khaled Azam in the box but he kicked it well above the goal post 16 minutes into the game.
Tetteh again had a chance after 26 minutes to open the scoring, but his header was too soft and rolled easily on the ground for Azam to stop it.
Otkeev, who had been quite active throughout the first half won a controversial free kick off Tamer Salah towards the end of the first half. Midfielder Davron Askarov took the free kick quickly setting up Otkeev who unleashed a shot past Azam in first-half stoppage time to claim the 1-0 lead.
Mirlan Murzaev had a similar opportunity in the 63rd minute when he was one-on-one with goalkeeper Azam with two defenders chasing closely behind him but he failed to convert the chance.
On 85 minutes, the pivotal moment for Hilal began as Roma scored his first goal of the match to make it 2-1. However, just six minutes later, within the first minute of stoppage time, Dordoi equalised to 2-2 through substitute Tursunali Rustamov’s goal.
As the game looked heading towards a 2-2 draw, Roma, capitalising on the desperation of Dordoi goalkeeper Matiash who was caught the field up for the previous corner kick, sprinted down the right side of the field and scored his second and AlQuds’ third goal in the 93rd minute.