Five Iranians Nominated for ACL MD6 Player of the Week
- September, 25, 2020 - 19:33
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Five Iranian players have been shortlisted for the 2020 AFC Champions League Matchday Six Player of the Week.
Esteghlal football club star Mehdi Ghaedi received an impressive 8.6 OPTA rating following a goal and an assist in match against Al-Ahli.
Sepahan forward scored a goal against Al-Sadd and received 7.7 OPTA rating.
A third man from Iran rounds out the top three as Ehsan Pahlevan's role as creator in Persepolis's stunning 4-0 win over the UAE's Sharjah was recognized by OPTA. The 27-year-old winger earned 7.7 OPTA rating.
Persepolis pair Shojae Khalilzadeh and Isa Alkasir, both of whom scored and registered matching 7.5 OPTA scores.
Al-Ain striker Kodjo Laba's impact was such that he made it into fourth place in OPTA's rankings for Matchday Six with a 7.6 score.
Pakhtakor's Jaloliddin Masharipov, who registered a 7.6, scored the Uzbek side's only goal in a 1-0 win over Shahr Khodro FC, while Al-Sadd striker Hashim Ali also found the net in the Qatari side's defeat to Sepahan for his 7.6 rating.
The winner will be decided by the Asian football fans in a poll.