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AFC Futsal Championship: Al Dhafrah, Sanaye Giti Pasand & Thai Son Nam post wins

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-07-2017

Here is the recap from Day 3 in the 2017 AFC Futsal Championship which is currently taking place in Ho Chi Minh City.

GROUP A: EREM (KGZ) 0-4 Al Dhafrah (UAE)

Al Dhafrah inched closer to their first-ever quarter-finals of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Vietnam 2017 after scoring a 4-0 win over Kyrgyz Republic’s FC Erem on Saturday.

Much was expected of this encounter between two teams who are featuring in their first-ever AFC Futsal Club Championship. FC Erem, who defeated home favorites Thai Son Nam, were at their best once again. Both sides were evenly matched but failed to find the opener either. With 36.6 seconds left in the first half, Al Dhafrah were awarded a penalty after Adilet Kultaev was adjudged to have brought down Henmi but Williams Oliveira Do Nascimento’s (Vassoura) tame shot was denied by Kirill Ermolov’s left knee.

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The second half continued to see Al Dhafrah deploy their soak-and-strike approach. It was not until the 24th minute was the deadlock broken by Al Dhafrah’s Abdulkarim Jamil. Vassoura then added another two goals (36’, 38’) for the Central Asian side. Three became four a minute later after Jamil released Mohamed Hassan Alhammadi for an easy finish (39’), securing Al Dhafrah a 4-0 victory over FC Erem.

GROUP C: Sanaye Giti Pasand (IRN) 7-0 Shenzhen Nanling (CHN)

Sanaye Giti Pasand clinched their spot in the quarter-finals of the AFC Futsal Club Championship Vietnam 2017 after easily seeing off Shenzhen Nanjing 7-0 in their Group C opener, thus ending the Chinese side’s campaign.

Fully aware of the stakes after having lost their opening tie 5-1 to Shriker Osaka, it was Shenzhen who were applying the early pressure, but Giti Prasand easily took the dominance with 3 consecutive goals netted by Mohammad Zarei (6’), Asghar (6’) and Esmaeilpour (7’). The Iranians continued their high-pressing tempo, grabbing their fourth with Captain Mohammad Keshavarz’s goal (14’) before break time.

The second-half began with the Iranians maintaining their ruthlessness with Esmaeilpour adding his more 2 goals of the night (26’, 30’) before Jaberidoraki made it seven (37’). Giti Prasand’s victory sets up a scintillating contest for Group C supremacy against Shriker Osaka on Monday.

GROUP A: Vic Vipers (AUS) 2-9 Thai Son Nam (VIE)

Thai Son Nam FC kept alive their quarter-final hopes in the AFC Futsal Club Championship Vietnam 2017 after powering to a convincing 9-2 victory over Australia’s Vic Vipers on Saturday. Following their defeat at the hands of FC EREM on the opening day, Thai Son Nam sprung from the blocks in the opening minutes, eager to make amends and repay the faith of the fans.

The Vietnamese side quickly took the lead with 4 consecutive goals scored by Le Quoc Nam (2’, 10’), Phung Trong Luan (5’) and Tran Thai Huy (13’). The home side added a fifth before half-time when Scott Rogan was penalised for a tug on Iranian Hossein Tayebibidgoli in the area. The former Giti Pasand forward made no mistake from the spot to give Thai Son Nam a 5-0 lead going into the break (18’).

Five minutes into the restart, Phung Trong Luan added his second of the night (25’) before Quoc Nam completed the hat-trick (25’) and Captain Tran Van Vu scored his first goal (27’). The away side managed to pull one back through Jason Barrientos’s goal (30’). The home side responded not long after with Tayebibidgoli grabbing his second goal (35’). Vic Vipers went on to add another towards the end, courtesy of Jordan Constantinidis (39’), but the game was too far gone for the Australians to salvage.

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