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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Al-Ahly top group

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

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




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