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AFC Cup Match Report: Al Muharraq 1:0 Saham


Al Muharraq handed Oman’s Saham a 1-0 defeat on Monday as the Bahraini club returned to the top of Group C of the 2017 AFC Cup with just one round of Group Stage matches remaining.


Doris Fuakuputu converted Ismail Abdullatif's cross to score the only goal of the game eight minutes before the interval and cap a commanding first half performance by Robert Jaspert’s side, who are now one point clear of second-placed Al Wehdat.


After the conclusion of Matchday Five, Al Muharraq have ten points, while Al Wehdat - after being held to a 1-1 draw by Nejmeh in the group's earlier game - have nine.


The two Group C results mean Saham and Nejmeh from Lebanon have no chance of progressing to the next round of the competition, while Al Muharraq and Al Wehdat are set to fight it out for top spot, and a confirmed berth in the Zonal Semi-finals, when they meet on May 1.


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