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Asian Cup: Saudi Arabia 2 China 1

By Football News



Saudi Arabia went top of Group C in their 2015 Asian Cup qualifying campaign with victory over China in Dammam.

The Chinese came into the game without a win in five, while Saudi Arabia had only won one of their past four.

It was the home side who took the lead after 23 minutes, Fahd Al Muwallad latching onto a through ball to slot home.

That sparked China into action and after rattling the crossbar, they levelled things up.

The ball fell to Zhao Xuri on the edge of the penalty area and he restored parity.

Saudi Arabia were back in the lead in the second half, Naif Hazazi volleying home 13 minutes from time.

China could have equalised late on but Waleed Abdullah in the Saudi Arabia gNaif Hazazioal was up to the challenge.