Erbil FC beaten by Ahal FC again
Younis Mahmood scored twice but it was not enough to stop 2014 AFC Cup finalists Erbil going down 3-2 to Ahal in Group C of the 2015 championship at Doha’s Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The veteran Iraq international striker gave Erbil the lead in the 40th minute and struck again in the 64th minute but goals from Zafar Babajanov and a brace from Mamedaly Karadanov secured all three points for Ahal.
Victory moves Ahal onto seven points and level with defending champions Al Qadsia and group leaders Istiklol from Tajikistan with just two rounds of matches remaining. Erbil are bottom of the standings and are now four points adrift.