2020 ACL: Shahr Khodro Loses to Pakhtakor

2020 ACL: Shahr Khodro Loses to Pakhtakor

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pakhtakor football club sealed top spot in Group B of the 2020 AFC Champions League after defeating Shahr Khodro 1-0 on Matchday Six on Wednesday.

Jaloliddin Masharipov scored the solitary goal of the match in the 65th minute.

Pakhtakor’s qualification to the Round of 16 was confirmed after Al-Hilal was deemed to have withdrawn from the competition after failing to name the required 13 players for its match against Shabab Al-Ahli.

The decision meant all matches played by Al-Hilal are considered null and void according to Article 6 of the AFC Champions League regulations and therefore Pakhtakor and Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai have progressed to the Round of 16 from Group B.

The first two Round-of-16 fixtures have now been confirmed with Group A winner Al-Ahli Saudi FC facing Group B runner-up Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai and Group B winner Pakhtakor playing Group A runner-up Esteghlal FC.

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