Jan 29, 2020 08:52 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 21:52 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iranian teams book place in 2020 ACL group stage

Iranian football teams Esteghlal and Shahr Khodro booked their places at the 2020 AFC Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

Iran Press/Asia: Islamic Republic of Iran’s Esteghlal FC cruised to a 5-0 victory over Qatar’s Al Rayyan at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Tuesday to book their place in Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League alongside UAE’s Al Wahda, Iraq’s Al Shorta and the winner of the second play-off match between Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and FC Istiklol of Tajikistan. 

Shahr Khodro also defeated Qatar’s Al Sailiya FC 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium on Tuesday, Iran Press reported.

Iran’s Persepolis and Sepahan have already secured their places in the group stage of the competition.

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