Saudi club Al Nassr stormed to the top of Group D with a 2-0 win over Iran’s Sepahan on Tuesday after Qatar’s Al Sadd was held 3-3 by Al Ain in a thriller on the second day of Asian Champions League action in the Doha hub.

The group stage of the western half of the continent’s premier club competition resumed in Qatar on Monday after a seven-month coronavirus shutdown.

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The second matchday started with another positive test for COVID-19 that robbed Al Sadd of winger Saoud Al-Nasr but the former Asian champion twice came from behind against Al Ain at an empty Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.

Qatar winger Akram Afif and former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla got Xavi Hernandez’s side back on level terms before Baghdad Bounedjah put it in front, only for Boualem Khoukhi to head into his net in the 67th minute to hand Al Ain a point.


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