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Al Shabab draw first blood over Jeonbuk Motors

Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab have scored a vital 2-0 away win over Korean outfit Jeonbuk Motors in the Asian Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Despite and 86th minute red card to Abdulmalek Al Khabiri, Al Shabab managed to score two late goals to head into the second leg at home with a great advantage.

Fahd Hamad stabbed home from close range in the 67th minute before Juan Manuel Olivera fired home with two minutes left, leaving Al Shabab coach Jorge Fossati in a buoyant mood.

"I am very happy because we won a very important game," he said.

"We travelled a long time and I had to worry about the fitness of my players. Nevertheless we played as we planned and got the result we hoped.

"Jeonbuk played different football from my knowledge. They tried the long ball a number of times and they were certainly different.

"I know they will prepare more for the next game but we will do the same."

Andrew Slevison
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