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Saudi defeats Lebanon 2-0, qualifies for Asian Cup last-16

IANS  |  Dubai 

Saudi Arabia's national team on Saturday qualified for the 2019 knockout stage, having earned a 2-0 victory over in their Group E second-round match at in the city of

Forward and scored for Saudi Arabia, leading the three-time AFC champion to the Asian Cup round of 16 for the seventh time in history, reports

Al Muwallad opened the scoring for just 12 minutes into the game with a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, sending the ball to the high center of the goal.

After the break, Almoqahwi doubled the Saudi lead seven minutes after the hour-mark with a close-range right-footed shot, seizing on a cross by teammate

and have secured their last-16 round places as well, after defeating (2-0) and (3-0) in Group D contests earlier in the day.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 07:26 IST