AFC - Zobahan FC claimed a place in the 2019 AFC Champions League playoffs after defeating Kuwait SC 1-0 after extra-time in their Preliminary Stage 2 tie at the Foolad Shahr Stadium on Tuesday.
Osaguona Christian struck in the 110th of extra-time to take Zobahan into next week's playoffs, where they will face Al Gharafa of Qatar.
Zobahan, the 2010 AFC Champions League runners-up, took early control of the match as Kuwait SC were forced to rely on counter attacks.
Alireza Mansourian’s side tested Kuwait SC goalkeeper Hameed Al Qallaf on several occasions but Al Qallaf stayed alert between the sticks.
The Iranian club could not find a way past their opponents with neither side finding the back of the net as the score remained goalless at half-time.
Having impressed in their 3-2 win over Jordan’s Al Wehdat in the Preliminary Stage 1 tie last week, Kuwait SC started the second half with purpose.
The Kuwaitis increased the intensity of their attacks in a bid to catch Zobahan napping but the Iran Pro League runners-up stayed focused at the back as the match went into extra time.
There was, however, to be no joy for Kuwait SC as Christian struck in the 110th minute to take his team through.
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