Iran’s Esteghlal wins a 5-2 victory against Al Ahli Saudi FC in the 2021 AFC Champions League Group C at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Thursday.

Iran PressAsia: In its first match in Group C of the Asian Champions League, Esteghlal Iran football team played against Al-Ahly of Saudi Arabia at 00:45 AM on Friday in the second field of King Abdullah Stadium in Jeddah. In the end, the worthy representative of Iran defeated his opponent 5-2. Give.

Esteghlal wasted no time in taking the initiative and was in the lead inside six minutes as Hrvoje Milic’s free-kick was deflected off the wall and into the path of Farshid Esmaeili who took it expertly on the half-volley, firing his side in front.

Al Ahli got a golden chance to equalize in the 27th minute after Milic brought Salman Al Mowashar down inside the box prompting the referee to point to the spot. Syrian forward Omar Al Soma stepped up and converted to bring Al Ahli level.

Naderi put Esteghlal in front after taking advantage of a defensive mix up inside the box, stabbing in from close range in the 54th minute.

The match's referee Ahmed Faisal from Jordan. Ahmed Mons and Mohammad Bakar also assisted him in the match.

Iran's Esteghlal football team will face Al-Duhail Qatar in their second match in the Asian Champions League next Sunday. 219