UAE’s Ahmed Khalil Scorea Penalty score on the two minutes from the full time to secure their sides to 1-1 draw against Bahrain in the First Match of the 2019 AFC Asian cup on Saturday 5 January.
Before that Bahrain’s Mohamed Al Rohaimi’s score a goal on 78th-minute but with last minute goal of Khalil ended the game with draw.
This late goal make host nations from indignity by losing a a side 34 places below of Fifa ranking.
“The performance in the first half was aggressive and I thank the players for fighting, but I told them what matters is to evolve our performances from one game to the next,” said Zaccheroni.
“We will correct all the mistakes and learn lessons from them for the next game against India and hopefully the performance will be better.”
UAE next to face India side while Bahrain to play Thailand in the second group stage game on 10th January. Today defending champions Australia will be starting the campaign by playing the match against Jordan 6 January.