JAKARTA, July 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia brushed aside Bahrain 4-0 in Palembang on Wednesday to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals as Group D winners.
The Saudis dominated the match, taking the lead on 18
minutes through striker Ahmed Al Mousa and doubling the
advantage just before halftime with a goal by Abdulrahman Al
Al Mousa took advantage of a defensive mix-up to finish
calmly from close range and Al Qahtani clipped the ball home at
the far post following a teasing cross from the right.
Striker Taisir Al Jassam added the third goal with a superb 25-metre
strike on 68 minutes and he completed the rout with a
coolly-taken second 11 minutes from time.
Saudi Arabia will play Group C runners-up Uzbekistan in the last eight in Jakarta on Sunday.
Bahrain finished bottom of the standings with three points
earned from their upset victory over South Korea.