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 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.
Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE
Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNationalSport
Published: April 20, 2016 04:00 AM