Iran's Esteghlal Held against Al Jazira in ACL
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Esteghlal football team was held to a 2-2 draw against Al Jazira of the UAE in Group A of the Asian Champions League.
Abdelaziz Barrada netted twice in the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Moroccan gave a lead to the visiting team just six minutes into the match.
Afterward, Esteghlal put Al Jazira under pressure and Mohammad Ghazi found the back of the net with a header in 17th minute.
Barrada was on target once again in the 56th minute. Nine minutes later, Hanif Omranzadeh scored with a header from a corner kick.
Esteghlal was dominant in the last 30 minutes and created several chances but its strikers wasted their chances.
Tehran's popular football team had lost its two previous matches. The Iranian giant lost to Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia and Al Rayyan of Qatar.