AFC Champions League review

Al Shabab and Al Ahli advance

April 11, 2013
Saudi Arabian duo Al Shabab and Al Ahli became the first teams to book their places in the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League with wins on Wednesday.

Sebastian Tagliabue's late breakaway goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 triumph for Al Shabab at Tractorsazi Tabriz to ensure their progress from Group A.

Al Ahli quickly followed their domestic rivals into the last 16 as teenager Mustafa Al Bassas' double inspired a 4-1 win at home to Sepahan in the late game.

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