Al Hilal players argure with the referee during the game against Al Rayyan, AFC Champions League Twitter account Al Hilal players argure with the referee during the game against Al Rayyan, AFC Champions League Twitter account

Al-Hilal’s crisis in AFC Champions League continues

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018
CAIRO – 12 March 2018: Al-Hilal lost 2-1 to Qatar’s Al-Rayyan on Monday in the AFC Champions League group stage. Al-Hilal players failed to achieve their first victory in the competition this year after four games.

Al-Rayyan opened the score by Abderazak Hamdallah through a penalty minutes before the half time, while Al-Rayyan’s Brazilian winger, Rodrigo Tabata, doubled the score for the Qatari club after 20 minutes from the second half start.

Al-Hilal’s only goal in the game came a minute before the final whistle by their captain, Yasser Al Qahtani, through a penalty.



Al-Hilal continued their disastrous run in the competition this year, as they only picked up two points after four games.

They opened their participation in the competition with a goalless draw against Al-Ain in Saudi Arabia before losing 1-0 to Iran’s Esteghlal Tehran.

Their third game ended with a 1-1 draw against Al-Rayyan at home before losing Monday’s game in Qatar to the same team.

Al-Hilal is the 2017 AFC Champions League runner-up after losing the final to Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds.

Esteghlal Tehran and Al-Ain share the top of the group with six points, while Al-Rayyan places third with four points. Al-Hilal stays at the group bottom with only two points.
 
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