ACL: Esteghlal of Iran Emerges Victorious over UAE’s Al Ain
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team of Iran claimed a 2-1 victory over the UAE’s Al Ain at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Matchday Six of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group C on Monday.
Swedish international striker Marcus Berg gave Al Ain the lead in the 13th minute but Mohammad Daneshgar equalized the match in the 21st minute.
Morteza Tabrizi scored the winning goal just before the half time.
The result means Al Ain went an entire AFC Champions League campaign without a single win for the first time in its history as it finished bottom of the group with two points.
Esteghlal, meanwhile, climbed up to eight points but stayed third, one point behind Al Duhail.
Al Hilal had already qualified for the Round of 16 with 13 points.