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ACL Round Up: Sharjah win against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al Wahda lose narrowly to Persepolis

It has been a mixed bag of results for UAE clubs on the inaugural day of the AFC Champions League (ACL) as Sharjah FC won 1-0 over Iraq's Al Quwa Al Jawiya, but Al Wahda went down by a similar scoreline to Iran's Persepolis on Wednesday evening.

Sharjah earn hard-fought win at home

Sharjah made the most of their home conditions as they narrowly beat Iraq's Air Force club, courtesy of a second-half goal from Khalid Bawazir at the Sharjah Stadium.

The hosts were dominating possession from the first whistle but the first significant opportunity fell for Al Quwa as Ibrahim Bayesh's effort from long range was on target.