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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan bags sensational brace in Al Ain's Champions League win

Published on: 18 March 2014
Asamoah Gyan bagged a brace on Tuesday night

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan powered Al Ain to the top of their Asian Champions League group by hitting a sensational brace in their 3-1 win over Iranian club Tractor Sazi on Tuesday.

The Black Stars captain opened the scoring after just 16 minutes before scoring last to complete his brace with 17 minutes of regulation time left to play at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Gyan’s brace sees him clinch top spot in the goalscorer’s chart in the Asian Champions League having scored four goals in three games.

It also shoots up his overall season tally to 23 goals with at least 10 more games left to play this term.

The win on Tuesday now sees the Boss move top of Group C in the Champions League with 6 points from three games.

Gyan, 28, has also now succeeded in scoring a staggering 71 goals in 59 league games and five in seven Champions League matches for the UAE giants.

The Ghanaian has hit a rich vein of form in preparation to help the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup where Ghana is drawn in a tough group alongside USA, Portugal and Germany.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Derek says:
    March 18, 2014 06:58 pm
    Good news for Ghana. Hopefully he will transfer this form to the Black Stars if there is no injury worry.
  • Kwabena says:
    March 19, 2014 01:10 am
    Just hope he can reciprocate this same form or more when he meets the Pepes, the Jerome Boatengs to convince me that, three goals in the Asia league is not equal to one goal in England or Spain or Germany or Italy.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    March 19, 2014 06:35 am
    @Kwabena, say that again my brother. It remains to be seen if he can replicate this same performance if he comes up against stiffer defenders, some Ghanaians tend to have short memories. We all saw his mediocre performance in the last 2 nations cup in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea & SA respectively. He was undone by amateur defenders from Botswana, Cape Verde, DRC, Burkina Faso among other average teams. Tournaments are different from qualifiers and exhibition matches as such as I was surprised that he didn't move his ass outta the gulf region and move to one of the elite leagues in Europe in other to regain top form ahead of the WC.
  • The Cockerell says:
    March 19, 2014 09:59 am
    People, give Baby Jet a chance! Has he not delivered in the last two WCs, when it really counted? He has been our most consistent goalscorer in our biggest matches so show some faith. The quality of the Asian CL isn't too bad and the pressure to perform remains the same as anywhere else. Great to see him in goalscoring form ahead of Brazil.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 19, 2014 11:47 am
    Bro maxwell johnson with all due respect let us respect gyan for his goalscoring prowess. Gyan dont have anything more to prove. He has gave defenders like jon terry,ivanovic
  • Kwabena says:
    March 19, 2014 01:44 pm
    Hahaha! I am sure you do not mean it. When it counted he failed to score to set a record in the WC. Do you know the number of goals he scored in the last Afcon when he decided not to play BS penalties? And do you know Mubarak who took his place for the penalties eventually became Ghana's top scorer? In this world cup we will see the number of goals he will assist or score against these top defenders.