Qatar, the defending champion and host of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, has won the opening match. It beat Lebanon, the “Middle East ambush,” 3-0. It recently got out of shock by losing 1-2 to Jordan. It has increased its chance to advance to the round of 16 by winning the first Group A match.
Qatar beat Lebanon 3-0 in its first Group A match at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on Wednesday (Korea time). It had difficulties in counterattacks throughout the first half after Lebanon’s first-line defense, but won the match thanks to strikers’ scores. It grabbed three points to emerge as the leader of Group A.랭크카지노도메인
They started the game in a 3-5-2 format. Akram Afif and Almoez were placed on two-top to face Lebanon, which also operated a 3-5-2 formation. Ali shook Lebanon’s net at the fifth minute in the first half, but an offside foul was declared. In the 30th minute in the first half, Afif’s shot hit the post. They missed a good opportunity and faced a crisis due to Lebanon’s counterattack, which made it difficult to solve the game.
Striker Afif is the troubleshooter. Afif scored the first goal after receiving Ali’s pass in the 45th minute of the first half. Ali lightly kicked the ball that was handed back from the penalty box and stabbed it into the corner of Lebanon’s goal.
Qatar’s two-top exploded further in the second half. Ali scored an additional goal in the 11th minute of the second half when he connected Mohammad Wad’s left cross with a spike header. In the extra time of the second half, Afif again scored a decisive goal. He beat the opponent’s defender with amazing speed from a counterattack chance and finished with a left foot shot.
Qatar swept Lebanon, and erased its dark shadow by losing 1-2 in an exhibition match against Jordan on June 6. It will have its second group match against Tajikistan on June 17. It will then have its third match against China on June 23. Lebanon, which has one loss, will have a showdown with China on June 17 and Tajikistan on June 23. China and Tajikistan will have their first match on June 13.