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