Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Syria beats China in 2011 Asian Cup qualifier

Syria beats China in 2011 Asian Cup qualifier

Maher al-Said scored two goals Wednesday to lead Syria over China 3-2 in a qualifying match for the 2011 Asian Cup.
Al-Said gave the hosts the lead at Aleppo International Stadium, converting from the penalty spot in the eighth minute after a foul. He added his second in the 24th with a long shot over China goalkeeper Song Zhenyu.
Firas al-Khatib scored Syria's third goal with another penalty kick in the 38th.
China attacked in the second half, and substitute Qu Bo scored in the 51st to make it 3-1. Substitute midfielder Liu Jian added a second for the visitors in injury time.
China and Syria are in Group D of the qualifying tournament with Lebanon and Vietnam. The top two teams in each of the five groups qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.


Updated : 2021-07-27 20:10 GMT+08:00