Reigning QNB Stars League champions Al Sadd lost 1-3 to Nasaf in the fifth round of 2022 AFC Champions League Group E at the Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam on Saturday.
Substitute Rodrigo Tabata scored Al Sadd’s goal in stoppage time (90+1).
Akmal Mozgovoy (63rd and 77th minutes) and Husain Norchayev (75th minute) scored for Nasaf.
Nasaf moved on to eight points, while Al Sadd remained on four points.
Al Sadd had drawn 1-1 with Nasaf in their opener and then lost 1-2 to Al Faisaly in the second round.
The Wolves beat Al Wehdat 5-2 in the third round, but lost 1-3 to the same opponents in the back-to-back match.
On the other hand, Nasaf have two victories, as many draws and one defeat against their name.
It was a far better performance by Nasaf than in their opener against Al Sadd, which had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Nasaf dominated the game and scored three goals until Al Sadd pulled one back through Tabata in stoppage time.
In the sixth and final round of group stage, Al Sadd will face Al Faisaly on Wednesday.
The top team from each group will qualify for the Round of 16 along with the three best second-placed teams from the five West Asia groups.