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Own goal secures Arabian Gulf Cup semi-final spot for Al Nasr

Al Nasr booked their spot into the semi-final of the Arabian Gulf Cup after beating Fujairah 1-0 in the second leg of the quarter-final (2-1 on aggregate) at Fujairah Stadium on Monday.


The first real chance of the game fell to Al Nasr, as Ryan Mendes backheel pass found Sebastián Tagliabué, but the 35-year-old forward headed the ball wide.


Al Nasr looked more dangerous throughout the first half, yet the failed to find the back of the net as the headed into the break deadlocked at 0-0.


Ryan Mendes fired a powerful long-range effort three minutes after the restart, forcing Fujairah keeper Abdulla Al Tamimi into a fine save.


Al Tamimi was called into action seven minutes later, as he pulled off a double save, denying Dostonbek Khamdamov and Toze before Ryan Mendes sent the rebound wide.


Fujairah were on the verge of sealing their spot in the semi-final of the competition, until Hamdan Albaroud netted an own goal in the 84th minute. The Fujairah defender mistakenly converted Ryan Mendes effort into his side’s own net as the Blues went 1-0 up.


Fujairah failed to equalize in the remaining minutes, as titleholders Al Nasr sealed their spot in the semi-final and will now be facing the winner from Ittihad Kalba and Bani Yas. 

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