Qatari side Lekhwiya hit crossbar three times in three seconds during AFC Champions League match

Ryan Bailey

Lekhwiya SC hosted Guangzhou Evergrande in the second leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday evening, hoping to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first match against Marcello Lippi's Chinese Super League champions.

Sadly, it wasn't to be for the Qatari outfit. They fell two goals down after sixteen minutes, and their dreadful luck was summed up midway through the first half when they managed to hit the crossbar three times in the space of three seconds.

Quashing any arguments that it's too hot to put the ball on target in Qatar, Evergrande's successful woodwork avoidance tactics led to a 4-1 victory, with one of their defenders even scoring an own goal for Lekhwiya's consolation.