AFC Champions League review

Al-Ahly top group

March 13, 2013

Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahly top Group C of the AFC Champions League after they won 2-1 at Al-Nasr.

Al-Ahly celebrate after Amad Al Hosni netted the winning goal
AssociatedAl-Ahly celebrate after Amad Al Hosni netted the winning goal

Takayuki Morimoto put the home side ahead after 13 minutes before Amad Al Hosni equalised three minutes later.

The hosts suffered a blow when Leo Lima was sent off after 31 minutes before Al Hosni grabbed his second five minutes later.

Al Gharafa picked up their first points in the group after a 3-1 win over Sepahan.

Djibril Cisse bagged a goal either side of the break to cancel out Mohammad-Ali Ahmadi's 14th-minute strike before Majdi Siddiq - who had only been on the pitch for four minutes - ensured the win in injury time.

Esteghlal are top of Group D after a 2-0 win over Al-Ain. Jlloyd Samuel put the Iranian side in front after 64 minutes before substitute Farhad Majidi made sure of the points after 73 minutes.

Yasser Al-Qahtani bagged a brace as Al Hilal were 3-1 winners over Al Rayyan. The striker gave the home side the lead after 57 minutes before notching a second after 74 minutes.

Hamid Ismaeil got one back with four minutes left, but but Mohammad Al Shalhoub restored Al Hilal's lead a minute later.

Group G action saw Beijing Guoan move into second spot with a 2-1 triumph over Sanfrecce Hiroshima, while Bunyodkor remained top despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Pohang Steelers.

Kashiwa Reysol have taken control of Group H following their 3-1 win over the visiting Central Coast Mariners. The A-League outfit are on one point, alongside Guizhou Renhe, who played out a goalless draw with Suwon Bluewings.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report