Al Ain News and Features
Esteghlal left it late to claim a 1-0 first-leg win over Al Ain in the AFC Champions League, while Al-Ahli and Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai drew.
Al Hilal's dramatic victory at Al Rayyan was the pick of the matches but Omar Abdulrahman and Mehdi Taremi also starred on Monday.
Al Ain took a big step toward the knockout stages in Group C, while Al Hilal became the first team to book their ticket for the next round.
Shanghai SIPG fell to a first AFC Champions League defeat of the season to Urawa Red Diamonds as Oscar missed two second-half penalties.
Esteghlal and Zob Ahan were the winnning teams in Monday's AFC Champions League action, the former taking control of Group A.
A whopping 38 goals were scored across eight AFC Champions League ties on a thrilling day of group-stage action.
Al Ahli and Al Rayyan got their AFC Champions League off to a fine start with a win on matchday one.
Abdulrahman Ahmed Omar Abdulrahman has been given special dispensation by Al Ain to play for reigning Saudi champions Al Ahli against Barcelona.
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