Three Iranians Vie for Best Goal of 2021 ACL

Three Iranians Vie for Best Goal of 2021 ACL

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – After an action-packed 2021 AFC Champions League (West) Group Stage concluded on Saturday, has announced the contenders for the best goal of the first phase.

A total of 150 goals rained in over 60 matches in Goa, Jeddah, Riyadh and Sharjah with the teams from the West Asia section of the draw delivering plenty of drama as the games came thick and fast.

From long-range screamers to acrobatic efforts and stunning free-kicks, has compiled a list that is sure to delight.

The Iranians on the list are as follows: 

Mohammad Abbaszadeh
Tractor FC vs Pakhtakor FC, April 14, 2021

One of the most exciting games of the opening round of fixtures was the 3-3 draw between Tractor FC of Iran and Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor and dangerman Abbaszadeh lived up to his pre-tournament hype with a brace. The 30-year-old's opener was the pick of the pair, blasting his shot into the roof of the net after he was sent through by Akbar Imani.

Mehdi Ghaedi
Esteghlal FC vs Al-Ahli Saudi FC, April 14, 2021

Tipped to be one of the stars of the 2021 AFC Champions League, Ghaedi graced the group stage with a demonstration of his prodigious talent in the very first game, rifling home from 30 yards out for his second of the match against Al-Ahli Saudi FC.

Shahriyar Moghanlou
Persepolis FC vs Al-Rayyan SC, April 29, 2021

Yahya Golmohammadi’s side broke the deadlock in some style against Al-Rayyan SC when Shahriyar Moghanlou finished off a rapid break that saw Omid Alishah feed Mehdi Torabi down the left before receiving the return pass and setting up Moghanlou to score from the edge of the area. Five wins from six saw Persepolis FC books its ticket to the next round with minimal fuss.

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