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Al Kass Cup: Aspire Football Dreams finish fifth in Doha


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Doha: Aspire Football Dreams (AFD) ran out deserving 3-1 winners against Real Madrid in an engrossing clash finish in the fifth spot of Al Kass Cup 2018 yesterday.
Both sides were unlucky to have had their progress curtailed at the quarter-final stage, with Football Dreams going out on penalties to PSG, and Real falling victim to the now-familiar smash-and-grab tactics of Kashiwa Reysol.
Aspire were soon in the ascendancy, and took a deserved lead in the 25th minute. In the 55th minute, Juan Latasa struck an equaliser when his fierce cross-shot squirmed under Kubi's body and crept over the line. The Spanish striker had looked marginally offside as he latched on to the through ball, but the goal stood.
AFD's second arrived ten minutes later. Aspire's forwards worked the ball across the edge of Real's area from right to left, and Isaac Nuhu arrived late to stroke a splendid first-time curler into the far corner from 18 yards. Aspire held firm in the face of intense waves of pressure, and added a third with five minutes remaining, when Umar Lutalo rose highest and unchallenged to head home a corner from the left.

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