Two headed goals from Anas Bani Yaseen and Lukasz Gikiewicz earned Al Faisaly a 2-0 win over Dhofar Club in their 2018 AFC Cup Group C tie on Monday.
Al Faisaly started on the front foot and nearly found the opener in the tenth minute when club captain Ahmed Hayel waltzed into the box and struck the crossbar with a left-footed effort from close distance.
The goal finally arrived at the tail end of the opening period as Bani Yaseen rose highest to head home Alban Meha’s corner-kick at the near post to put the hosts in front two minutes before the end of the first half.
Meha was the creator again as he sent a cross from the right flank for Polish striker Gikiewicz to double Al Faisaly’s lead four minutes into the restart.
Unbeaten Al Faisaly will be full of confidence as they travel south to Salalah where they will face Dhofar again at Al Saada Stadium on Matchday Four next week. — AFC