‘Iran come out!’ Defending champion Qatar defeated Uzbekistan in the semifinals with ‘three saves in a penalty shootout.’

Qatar, the defending champion, reached the semifinals.

Qatar won the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Qatar Asian Cup against Uzbekistan 1-1 and 3-2 after a close penalty shootout on the 3rd (Korea time) at Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Hor, Qatar.

Qatar took the lead first thanks to Yusupov’s own goal in the first half. However, the team failed to finish the match within the regular time, giving up an equalizer to Hamrobekov in the second half. The match, which was tight until the first and second half of extra time, was decided in the penalty shootout. And Qatar advanced to the semifinals with Basham making a whopping three saves.

Qatar’s opponent in the semifinals is Iran, which has overtaken Japan. Emerging powerhouses and traditional powerhouses in the Middle East will compete for tickets to the Asian Cup final.
Starting with goalkeeper Barsham, Qatar started with Miguel-Ali Mukhtar-Wad-Salman-Al-Haidos-Affif-Menzis-Ali-Fati-Gaber.

Starting with goalkeeper Yusupov, Saifiev-Ashulmatov-Shukurov-Hamrobekov-Masharipov-Urunov-Eschmurodov-Abdulayev-Turgunboev-Payzulayev started for Uzbekistan.

Qatar opened the first half of the match. Afif connected the long pass of the party in the 11th minute of the first half to a shot. It was a shot that heated up the game, which was blocked by Yusupov’s defense but remained silent.

Qatar finally scored the first goal in the 27th minute of the first half. Al-Haidos, who penetrated the right side, attempted a cross. And Qatar took a 1-0 lead with an own goal as Yusupov failed to properly handle the ball that was deflected after being hit by Ashulmatov.

Uzbekistan also immediately fired back. Shukurov shot Wurunov’s pass in the 31st minute of the first half, and the deflected ball hit the top net. Five minutes later, Wurunov’s cross and Turgunbayev’s shot were super saved by Wad, overcoming the crisis of losing points.

Qatar also fired back. Ali Mukhtar header shot Afif’s sharp free kick in the 41st minute of the first half. Yusupov also saved this. One minute later, Uzbekistan was shot by Wurunov after receiving Masharipov’s pass, but Varsham caught it.

Qatar and Uzbekistan, which staged a slugfest after the search war, finished the first half with a 1-0 lead. 헤라카지노주소

Uzbekistan’s massive counterattack began in the second half. Varsham blocked Masharipov’s sharp free-kick in the 48th minute of the second half. Shukurov’s header continued afterwards, but Varsham caught it again.
In the 55th and 58th minutes of the second half, Masharipov and Shukurov attempted threatening mid-range shots. However, they both headed to the side of the goal and were far from scoring.

Qatar was gradually cracked in defense due to Uzbekistan’s continued offensive. Eventually, in the 59th minute of the second half, the defense collapsed and even lost a point, allowing a 1-1 tie.

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