Al Ain: Xiao Zhi's goal in China PR's come-from-behind 2-1 AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 last 16 win over Thailand earned the forward a slice of history on Sunday, as he netted the 100th goal of the competition.
Xiao Zhi was presented with a commemorative ball after the match from the AFC.
The 2019 edition of the tournament is the first to produce a century of goals, surpassing the previous record haul of 96, set at the 2004 AFC Asian Cup in China.
While Xiao's goal brought up a historic milestone, it was also crucial to keeping China PR's UAE 2019 campaign alive.
With Marcello Lippi's men facing a 1-0 deficit, and potential elimination from the competition, the Guangzhou R&F forward scored the equaliser in the 67th minute, just three minutes after being brought into the game as a substitute......
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