Midfielder Sardor Rashidov scored a goal in each half to give Uzbekistan a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia and a spot in the Asian Cup quarter-finals.

Group B
   Pld   GD   Points 
China 3 +3 9
Uzbekistan 3 +2 6
Saudi Arabia  3 0 3
North Korea 3 -5 0

Uzbekistan will next face South Korea on Thursday after finishing second in Group B to China, which completed a clean sweep of the group stage with a 2-1 win over already eliminated North Korea.

Uzbekistan took the lead after just 90 seconds when Rashidov beat three defenders before sliding a shot through the legs of Saudi goal-keeper Waleed Abdullah.

Mohammed Al Sahlawi equalized for the Saudis from the penalty spot in the 60th minute, before second-half substitute Vokhid Shodiev restored the lead for Uzbekistan in the 71st.

Rashidov claimed his second goal to put the win beyond doubt in the 79th.

Source: AP