ACL Matchday 1: Iran’s Zob Ahan Beaten by Al Duhail of Qatar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian football club Zob Ahan was defeated against Al Duhail of Qatar 3-1 in Group B of the 2018 AFC Champions League on Monday.
Brazilian striker Kiros put the visiting team in front 10 minutes into the game.
Youssef Msakni’s shot was spilled by goalkeeper Mazaheri onto the path of Karim Boudiaf, who drove home the rebound to equalize for the Qataris in the 74th minute. .
One minute later the defensive midfielder got his second of the night from a powerful header after Nam Tae-hee’s cross from the corner.
The Korean playmaker was his side’s creative force once more, finding Msakni with a cross that was swept home to round the scoring with five minutes to go and seal an important victory at the start of the campaign for Al Duhail.
Zob Ahan welcomes Lokomotiv to Iran in Matchday 2, while Al Duhail travels to the UAE to face Al Wanda in its next game.