Al Jaish grab dramatic victory

In what was a closely fought contest at the Al Hasan Stadium, Al Jazeera were left to rue a missed penalty late in the game which allowed their hosts the chance to sneak the match at the death.

Genuine chances were few and far between in the first half, but in the second period it was Al Jazeera who gradually gained an ascendancy and took control of proceedings.

The side from Jordan should have gone ahead with seven minutes to play when they were awarded a penalty after Muayad Al Khouli brought down Franco Alves in the box. Captain Loiy Emran stepped up to take the spot kick, but saw his effort saved by Ahmad Madanieh.

With extra time beckoning, Al Jazeera goalkeeper Ahmad Nawas felled Abdulatef Salkeni, handing Sharefa the chance to win the tie. The midfielder made no mistake and ensured it is the men from Syria who progress to the last eight.

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