Asian Champions League

Geilson rescues point

March 12, 2013

A last-minute goal by Soares Geilson moments after coming on as a substitute ensured Teraktor Sazi FC remained at the top of AFC Champions League Group A with a 3-3 draw at El Jaish.

Carvalho celebrates after scoring in Teraktor Sazi's draw with El Jaish
GettyImagesCarvalho celebrates after scoring in Teraktor Sazi's draw with El Jaish

Teraktor Sazi went ahead through Lopes Flavio Paixao midway through the first half only for Wagner Ribeiro to equalise with the first of his two goals 10 minutes before the break.

Mehdi Seyed-Salehi restored the visitors' lead six minutes after half-time only for El Jaish to again draw level through Martins Adriano's penalty after 67 minutes. The Qatari side then appeared to have won the game when Ribeiro scored with three minutes remaining only for Geilson to make his dramatic intervention.

The Iran Pro League side lead the group from Al Shabab after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Al-Jazira. Hassan Muath Fallatah put Al Shabab ahead on the stroke of half-time only for Khamis Esmaeel to level after 55 minutes.

Matias Delgado was sent off for Al-Jazira with six minutes remaining but the Saudi Arabian side could not take advantage.

A goal five minutes from time by Jamshid Iskanderov saw Pakhtakor Tashkent go two points clear at the top of Group B with a 1-0 victory at Dubai-based Al-Shabab. The game was heading towards a goalless draw before Iskanderov struck to give Pakhtakor two wins from two games. Al-Shabab remain bottom without a point.

Lekhwiya are second after a 0-0 draw at Al-Ittifaq who claimed their first point of the campaign.