Thursday cover: Just too much to overcome for Al Nasr

Ivan Jovanovic makes the cover of The National Sport on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after seeing his Al Nasr side crash out of the Asian Champions League to El Jaish on Wednesday.

Ivan Jovanovic makes the cover of The National Sport on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after seeing his Al Nasr side crash out of the Asian Champions League to El Jaish on Wednesday.

Following the Asian Football Confederation’s decision to reverse last month’s 3-0 first-leg win in Doha due to Wanderley, scorer of two goals in that match, deemed to be in possession of a falsified Indonesian passport, Al Nasr faced an uphill task in the return leg in Dubai.

Their progression appeared inevitable as early as the ninth minute, when former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita danced through a couple of Nasr challenges and floated the perfect cross to teammate Romarinho. The Brazilian, who scored against Al Ain in the group stages, clinically dispatched the volley.

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Published: September 15, 2016 04:00 AM

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