ACL Matchday Two: Qatar’s Al Sadd Beats Persepolis of Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Al Sadd of Qatar defeated Iran’s Persepolis 3-1 in the 2018 AFC Champions League Group C Matchday Two encounter on Tuesday.
Al Sadd scored in the 36th minute when an unmarked Baghdad Bounedjah surged into the box to meet Afif's cross and head in the first goal.
After ending the first period without a shot on target, Persepolis came into the second half looking to make amends.
However, the visitor’s hopes was dashed as Bounedjah got on the scoresheet once again in the 51st minute. A clever assist from Xavi set up the Algerian striker, who took his time in the box before netting with a curled finish for his fourth goal of the campaign.
And substitute Boualem Khoukhi scored the third goal for the Qatari team.
Persepolis struck a consolation goal through Siamak Nemati, with the very last kick of the game.
Al Sadd travels to Uzbekistan to face Nasaf on Matchday Three while Persepolis host UAE's Al Wasl in Tehran.