Lebanon 4-4 Uzbekistan (Steve Koukezian, Georgio El Khoury, Hussein AlBaba)
In the 2016 Senior AFC Championship, Uzbekistan eliminated Lebanon. One year later, the young Cedars turned the table around by showing what they are capable of, in a stunning performance against Uzbekistan.
It was a beautiful game between two enjoyable teams who are considered strong trophy contenders.
Highlights of the game are found here:
Lebanon will face Myanmar on May 20 at 7:00 AM (Beirut Time). It will be a big opportunity for coach Shahab Solfamnesh to rotate Lebanon’s squad, subbing in players who did not get much playing time, before the Quarter-Finals which will be played on May 22nd.
Uzbekistan and Lebanon will most probably win their last group stage game. According to the AFC rules, team leveled on points are separated by goal difference. As it stands right now, Lebanon will finish second of their group stage because of a lower goal difference than Uzbekistan.
Thereby, Lebanon will most likely face Iran in the Quarter-finals.