Iran’s Esteghlal Beats Saudi Al Taawoun, Books A Place in Next Round

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team from Iran defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun 2-1 to book a place in the Round of 16 of the 2017 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.


Al Taawoun needed to win to have any chance of advancing into the knockout rounds, but fell behind to a Jaber Ansari goal 19 minutes into the game.

Mohammed Al Saiari levelled the for the Saudis in the 36th minute before Rezaei claimed the winner, which takes Esteghlal into the next phase of the competition - where it will meet Al Ain - alongside group winner Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates.


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