Motahari Nominated for Best Forward of 2020 ACL (West)
- November, 08, 2020 - 14:17
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team forward Amir Arsalan Motahari has been nominated for the Best XI from the ACL West Asia stage.
Using match data from the tournament, the-afc.com has selected seven standout performers who completed the 2020 AFC Champions League (West) to present a star-studded cast.
Part of an exciting Esteghlal frontline, Motahari joined the Tehran giant from Zob Ahan in early 2020 and scored on his second AFC Champions League appearance for them – a 2-1 loss to Al-Ahli Saudi in February – before making a crucial contribution in Doha.
With his side a goal down against Iraq's Al-Shorta, substitute Motahari pounced on a loose ball to level the scores and secure a 1-1 draw.
That result left qualification in the Iranian side's hands as it went on to claim a 3-0 win over Al-Ahli to progress to the next round at Al-Shorta's expense.
Motaahri will compete with Pedro Conde, Igor Sergeev, Almoez Ali, Welliton, Baghdad Bounedjah and Abderrazak Hamdallah in the poll.