Ali Alipour among ACL2020 MD2 Top Five
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis football team striker Ali Alipour is among the top players of Matchday Two of the 2020 AFC Champions League.
He entered the list at number four after netting a brace in the Tehran side's 2-2 draw with Sharjah FC of the UAE. The 24-year-old's goals came from two shots on target, while he also won six duels to earn an 8.4 rating.
Yokohama F. Marinos forward Teruhito Nakagawa netted a brace to help the J.League champions ease past Australia's Sydney FC 4-0 at home in Wednesday's Group H tie as the 27-year-old picked up this week's top player plaudit.
The one-club man also made 30 passes with a passing accuracy of 93.3% and had 50 touches to earn a 9.2 rating to top the Toyota standings for this week.
Bafetimbi Gomis also shone on Matchday Two with the Al Hilal SFC striker scoring twice in the defending champions' 2-1 win against Shabab Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates.
The 2019 MVP and Top Scorer scored his double from three shots on goals, all of which were on target, taking his tally for the 2020 Continental campaign to three from two matches.
Gomis additionally made 12 passes, won 2 duels and 1 aerial duel for his 8.7 rating.
Al Sadd star Akram Afif rounds off the top three as the Qatar forward shone against Sepahan of Iran, registering a goal and an assist in their 3-0 win in Doha.
Afif also created three chances for his teammates and made 32 passes with 75% accuracy (24 in the opponent's half at 71% accuracy) for his 8.6 rating.
Completing the top five is Paktahkor striker Igor Sergeev who also registered an 8.4 after he scored twice in the Uzbekistan champions' 3-0 win over with Iran's Shahr Khodro.