ACL 2017 Round of 16 - 1st Leg: Iran’s Esteghlal Khuzestan Loses to Al Hilal

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal Khuzestan football team from Iran lost to Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in the first leg of the 2017 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday.

ACL 2017 Round of 16 - 1st Leg: Iran’s Esteghlal Khuzestan Loses to Al Hilal

In the match held at the Al-Seeb Stadium in Seeb, Oman, the Iranian team lost to its Saudi Arabian rival 2-1.

Esteghlal Khuzestan had shaded the opening exchanges and took the lead in the 42nd minute when Peyman Shirzadi crossed from the left and Beit Saeid nodded the ball beyond Abdullah Al Muaiouf in the Al Hilal goal.

But Al Dossary’s low shot from just inside the penalty area levelled the scores for Ramon Diaz’s side in the 51st minute and, six minutes later, Eduardo steered his header home following Nicolas Milesi’s corner to put Al Hilal in charge ahead of the second-leg next week.

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