Host Qatar came from behind to beat Palestine, whose homeland was in a war, and reached the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.
Qatar came from behind to beat Palestine 2-1 on the 29th (local time) thanks to Akram Afif, who scored one goal and one assist in the round of 16 of the tournament held at Al Bayt Stadium in Algiers, Qatar.
Qatar`s first ever Asian Cup victory in the 2019 United Arab Emirates was cruising towards its second consecutive Asian Cup victory. Qatar advanced to the round of 16 after winning all three of its group matches against Tajikistan, China and Lebanon. With the victory, Qatar extended its winning streak to four matches. It has 11 consecutive wins at the Asian Cup when adding to the record of the UAE championship.라바카지노도메인
Afif, who scored the come-from-behind winning goal with a penalty kick, increased his scoring to four goals to become the second-leading scorer after Iraq’s Ayman Hussein (6 goals), who was eliminated in the round of 16.
The Palestinians, who gave great consolation to Hamas, an armed faction, and the people suffering from Israel’s war in Gaza, stopped their run in the round of 16. Including their victory over Hong Kong in Group C, the Palestinians ranked third with one win, one draw and one loss, advancing to the round of 16.
Palestine, which is ranked 99th in the FIFA rankings, aggressively countered Qatar, which ranks 58th, from the beginning, and scored the first goal in the 37th minute of the first half. Odaai Dabagh shot with his left foot ahead of two Qatari defenders, sending Qatar into the net.
Qatar scored an equalizer in the 51st minute of the first half when Hasan Al-Haidus finished a grounder corner kick that Afif handed over from the right with a right-footed non-stop shot. Then, Afif scored a penalty kick in the 4th minute of the second half to turn the game around. Earlier, Palestinian defender Mohammed Saleh tackled Qatar’s Almouiz Ali, who was dribbling through the door, and although it seemed somewhat ambiguous, the referee declared a penalty kick.