Hosts Bahrain got their campaign back on track last night with a 6-0 defeat of Nepal in a Group B match of the AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers at the Shaikh Ali Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium.
Bahrain, who were held 0-0 by Bangladesh in their opener, took control from the first blow of the referee’s whistle and opened the scoring through Abdulla Sultan Alkhalasi’s spot-kick in the 19th minute.
Sayed Ali Naser doubled Bahrain’s lead three minutes before the break, leaving Nepal with a mountain to climb in the second half.
Bahrain, however, continued to dictate terms and Abdulrahman Gadban made it 3-0 in the 67th minute.
A late blitz saw Abdulla Ali Alsubaiei scoring a brace (84th, 88th) with Mubarak Mohamed Habib adding the sixth a minute into added on time.
Tomorrow’s match-ups see Bahrain playing Bhutan while Qatar, who defeated Bhutan 6-0 yesterday, will meet Bangladesh.