Historic Qualification: Al-Fayha Saudi Club Achieves Exceptional Milestone
In a historic achievement, Al-Fayha Saudi Club secured a spot in the Round of 16 in the AFC Champions League in its debut appearance in the prestigious tournament. Al-Fayha accomplished this feat with a convincing 4-1 victory over Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor in their final match of Group A.
The win propelled Al-Fayha to 9 points, securing the second position in the group standings, behind the UAE's Al-Ain, which topped the group with 15 points. This landmark achievement showcases the club's prowess in its inaugural participation in the AFC Champions League.
The tournament's format allows the top team from each group and the best three second-placed teams in West Asia to advance to the knockout stage. Al-Fayha benefited from Persepolis' 2-1 defeat at the hands of Al-Duhail, freezing the Iranian team's points at 8 and securing Al-Fayha's place in the Round of 16.
With this accomplishment, Al-Fayha joins the ranks of Saudi clubs that have excelled in the tournament, including Al-Nassr in Group F, Al-Hilal in Group D, and Al-Ittihad in Group C, all securing the top spot in their respective groups. The success of Saudi clubs highlights the strength and competitiveness of Saudi football on the continental stage.
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