WATCH: Asian Cup star Almoez Ali inspires Al Duhail to victory

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Almoez Ali was the standout player in Qatar’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 triumph as he picked up both the Top Scorer and Most Valuable Player awards following his record-breaking nine-goal haul.

And, on Tuesday, he was back to his best as he inspired Al Duhail to a 2-0 win over Al Ain as his side stayed two points behind Group C leaders Al Hilal.

Asian Cup best player Almoez Ali inspires Al Duhail to victory

The 22-year-old opened the scoring after just three minutes when he spread the play out right to Edmilson Junior, before racing into the box to meet the Brazilian’s return cross with a stooping header into the back of the net.

Then, six minutes after the hour mark, Almoez turned provider as he drove at the Al Ain defence before his low pass was dummied by Shoya Nakajima into the path of Youssef El-Arabi, who made no mistake in finishing from eight yards out to wrap up the three points.