Iran’s Tractor Sazi Suffers Defeat to Al Ahli Saudi: ACL Matchday 1
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tractor Sazi football team of Iran was defeated against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Matchday 1 of the 2018 AFC Champions League.
In the match held in Muscat’s Al Seeb Stadium in Group A, Mohannad Aseri opened the goal of the Iranian team with a header and sealed an important 1-0 away on Monday.
The Saudis suffered an early blow after defender Mohammed Al Fatil was withdrawn seven minutes into the match with an injury to be replaced with Brazilian midfielder Claudemir.
Despite Tractor’s dominance, Al Ahli was the ones to break the long-standing deadlock in the 67th minutes as Aseri headed Abdulfattah Asiri’s cross into the bottom-right corner.
Al Ahli will face Al Jazira in Jeddah on Matchday 2, while Tractor Sazi will travel to Qatar to face Al Garrafa.