Al Ahli-Auckland City: Quotes
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Mahdi Redha, Al Ahli coach
We’re very disappointed. I tried to prepare the players as best I could, but we didn’t play to our potential tonight. We didn’t pass the ball well. We didn’t keep possession. Still, if that chance had gone in at the end of the first half [Salem Khamis missed a golden opportunity] I think it would have been a different story. We have to learn from our mistakes. We have to look forward.

Paul Posa, Auckland City coach
The boys are very happy, ecstatic. We weren’t the favourites but it was our night. We knew their system going into the game, so we just tried to counter that and it worked. We knew going into the game that we would create chances. It was just a question of taking them, and fortunately we did. Atlante are a very good side. Aside from Barcelona and Estudiantes, they’re the classiest team in the competition, so it will be really tough. Hopefully we’ll be able to upset their rhythm.