AFC U-23 Championship 2020: Iran Downs Yemen
- March, 25, 2019 - 15:44
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran defeated Yemen 3-0 in Group C of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 on Matchday Two.
Iran followed up on its opening day win over Turkmenistan with a 3-0 triumph over Yemen, but only after having to endure a scoreless first half.
Substitute Reza Shekari calmed Iran's nerves with the opener in the 55th minute and once in the lead, the young Team Melli took full control of proceedings.
Reza Jabired doused Yemen's hopes of finding their way back into the tie with Iran's second in the 67th minute.
Striker Mehdi Mehdikhani then ensured Iran ended with a flourish as he scored their third in the 75th minute.
Iran and Iraq will face off on Tuesday to decide the winner of Group C of the competition.