ALL-JORDAN ASIAN SEMI-FINAL ENDS 1-1
May 07, 2018
The all-Jordan AFC Cup West Zonal semi-final ended all-square, meaning it is still all to play for in the second leg next Monday.
There were plenty of thrills and spills as Al Jazeera took the lead against Faisali through Musa Al Taamari’s fifth goal of the campaign inside 14 minutes.
But Al Jazeera were dealt a blow in the 26th minute when Syrian midfielder Mardik Mardikian was shown a straight red card for an elbow on Faisali captain Ibrahim Al Zawahreh.
The visitors capitalised on their one-man advantage to grab an equaliser three minutes before the half time break through Lukasz Gikiewicz.
The Polish striker lost his marker inside the box and expertly took his header from Yousef Al Rawashdeh’s cross to net his fourth goal of the 2018 AFC Cup season.
The two teams lock horns again next week when Faisali will have the advantage of an away goal as they fight for a place in the Zonal Final against the winner between Air Force Club and Al Ahed.