By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana striker Prince Tagoe was on the losing side as Al Ettifaq were downed by a lone goal in their opening Asian Champions League game against Pakhtakor on Tuesday.
A 73rd minute strike by Temurkhuja Abdukholikov was enough to hand the first leg advantage to the Uzbekistani club.
Tagoe had little time to make a significant contribution as he came in late in the second half to replace Ahmed Kano.
The former Ghana Premier League top scorer is yet to score for Ettifaq in a competitive match since arriving on loan in January.
The 26-year-old scored four goals in four friendly games towards the resumption of the Saudi top flight.