Aguinaldo scored during additional time to help Al Najma seal an exciting 2-1 victory over Al Hidd in a third-round match of the Nasser bin Hamad Premier League last night.
Vitor Junior put Najma ahead in the 23rd minute as the game ended 1-0 at half-time. 2019-20 champions Hidd, who finished fifth last season, scored the equaliser 20 minutes after resumption through Sayed Mohammed Adnan.
The match seemed to be heading for a draw as both teams failed to add to their tally until the end of normal time. However, Najma’s last-ditch effort to break the deadlock was rewarded when Aguinaldo found the net in the penultimate minute of additional time.
Earlier, the match between Manama and Al Ahli ended in a 1-1 draw.
Mahdi Abduljabbar struck for Manama in the 23rd minute while Ahli’s Mojtaba Abdel Ali levelled the scores in the 52nd minute.
The third-round matches continue today when Al Hala take on Budaiya at 6.30pm, followed by the clash between defending champions Riffa and last season’s runners-up East Riffa at 9pm.