Al Nasr are perfectly placed to extend their historic AFC Champions League-run into the semi-finals after a superb 3-0 triumph at Qatar’s El Jaish thanks to double from Indonesian naturalized striker Wanderley.
The visitors excelled from kick-off after the summer recess in Doha, which had been consumed during the afternoon by a sandstorm, a blitz either side of half-time helping secure a dominant advantage ahead of September 14’s return in Dubai.
In front of a vocal travelling ‘Nasrawy’ support at the disappointingly-empty Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, centre forward Wanderley exhibited the predatory instinct which saw him recruited from Sharjah last month to tap in before the break.
Burkina Faso winger Pitroipa then drove into the area and slotted home on 54 minutes, with Wanderley again pouncing at the death to cap off a fantastic performance on the road.
In the 84th minute, substitute Salem Saleh to unselfishly set up Wanderley for the third, the Brazilian born striker elegantly working space in the penalty box and poking in from close range.