Khorfakkan qualified for their first time in history to the quarter final of the Arabian Gulf Cup after drawing with Al Ain 0-0 in the second leg of the playoff round at Saqr bin Mohammad al Qassimi Stadium on Friday.
Khorfakkan entered the second leg on the back of a 4-2 advantage from the first leg, which eased their path into the next round of the competition.
Just three minutes before the break, Omar Juma forced Al Ain keeper Mohamed Bu Sanda into a fine save. The rebound fell to Ramon Lopes, but his effort sailed over the bar as the first half ended goalless.
Seven minutes after the restart, Fahad Hadeed created an impressive goalscoring chance after a solo effort that saw him dribble past Khorfakkan’s defence and pass the ball to Mohamed Abdelrahaman inside the box, but the latter’s effort missed the target.
Just before the one-hour mark, Al Ain were dealt a huge blow when Erik Jorgens was shown a red card for a dangerous play after reviewing the VAR.
After eliminating Al Ain, Khorfakkan will now lock horns with Shabab Al Ahli, who defeated Al Dhafra 4-1 on aggregate.