Today, September 13, 2017 Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) stadium hosted the fantastic match of Simorgh Alborz against the southeast zone representatives, De Abasin Sape. The 2017 APL fourth group stage match ended 1-0 for Simorgh Alborz. 

Both teams hit the ground with confidence and hope to capitalize the opener goal soon; however, the match rhythm was not set as such. Simorgh Alborz, who secured 3rd place in 2016 APL, expected to turn the game into their head with no challenge but De Abasin Sape’s defense line and bar was not shaky for an early lead. Moreover, Sape started the first-half energetic, followed by back-to-back attacks and counter-attacks to question the early perception of their opponent. 

Sape’s goalie, Abdul Moqim performed astonishingly in keeping the bar unbeaten. 

Simorgh Alborz could not find any spot to fashion a goal in the first-half. Their attacks were either deterred or went wide. Simorgh slumped to a 0-0 draw in the first-half. 

The second-half had its own fluctuations and stunning moments. The teams seemed motivated to claim the lead in the remaining time, yet, it was Simorgh Alborz’s striker, Hayatullah Salimi, who made the opponent succumb to a late goal on 93 minutes, leaving no room for recovery. 

Nasim Moradi of Simorgh won Man of the Match Award. The statistics reveals a 55% game possession for Simorgh.  

Tomorrow, September 14, 2017, Shaheen Asmayee will face Oqaban Hindukosh in the AFF stadium at 3:30 pm. 

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