VIDEO: Zakaria’s header saves point for Al Ahli in AFC Champions League
The 29-year-old had already scored three goals for the Saudi side since his move from Al Ahly on loan, however, none of these came in the Champions League.
Al Ahli entered the game on top of the group with 7 points, while Al Gharafa were third with four points, which increased the importance of the encounter.
Both sides scored in the second-half, with Iran international Mehdi Taremi opening the scoreline for the visitors in the 55th minute, before Zakaria equalised only two minutes later.
The Egypt international converted Saeed Al-Mowalad’s accurate cross, helping his side to stay top of the table, three points ahead of second-placed Al-Jazira.
Al Ahli will face bottom-placed Tractor Sazi of Iran, before travelling to UAE to face Al-Jazira, as the top two teams qualify for the round of 16.
They will first shift their focus on the Saudi Pro League as they will face Shikabala’s Al Raed on Friday, March 16.
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