Wednesday cover: A drawn out affair for Al Ain in Asian Champions League

Al Ain striker Douglas in action against Uzebistan club Nasaf in Tuesday night’s Asian Champions League Group D makes the cover of The National Sport on April 20, 2016.

Al Ain striker Douglas in action against Uzebistan club Nasaf in Tuesday night’s Asian Champions League Group D makes the cover of The National Sport on April 20, 2016.

Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eissa kept Al Ain in the penultimate match of Group D with a string of fine saves as the UAE club left with a point thanks to Danilo Asprilla’s equaliser after Maksud Karimov had given the hosts a first-minute lead.

The draw keeps Al Ain second in the group behind Al Jaish. They next host Nasaf in two week’s time where a victory would ensure Zlatko Dalic’s side progress to the last 16 as group runners-up.

Read John McAualey’s match report here, as well as his lowdown ahead of Al Nasr’s match on Wednesday against Uzbekistan’s Lokomotiv.

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Published: April 20, 2016 04:00 AM

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