Qatar begin Asian Cup 2019 with a 2-0 win against Lebanon

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Qatar players celebrate as they beat Lebanon 2-0 in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group E match at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Hosts for World Cup 2022, Qatar made a flying begin to their AFC Asian Cup 2019 crusade with a resonating 2-0 prevail upon Lebanon in the Group E opener in Al Ain, UAE, on Wednesday. 

Once, Qatar defeated a cheeky begin however mentor Felix Sanchez's second half presentation of 2018 AFC Asian Player of the Year Abdelkarim Hassan conveyed all the more assaulting chomps to the maroon detachment. 

Second half strikes from Basham Hisham (65th) and Almoez Ali (79th) saw Qatar secure their first win abroad in Asian Cup since 1984. 


Sanchez's men are presently second in Group E with three points. 

Lebanon's initial joy of having broken the halt was stopped after the arbitrator precluded the strike for a foul in the main half. The Lebanese are showing up in the competition since 2000.