Esteghlal defeats al-Ain 2-0 at Asian Champions League

TEHRAN, March 14 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Esteghlal soccer team defeated al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in Group D of Asian Champions League, Tehran Times daily reported on Th0000 [ehe match held here at Azadi stadium on Wednesday, Jlloyd Samuel of Esteghlal scored in the 64th minute with a powerful header. Nine minutes later Farhad Majidi extended Esteghlal’s lead.

In another match of the same group on Wednesday, al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia beat Qatari al-Rayyan 3-1.

After two rounds of matches, Esteghlal leads the group with 4 points while al-Hilal with 3 points, al-Ain with 3 points, and al-Rayyan with one point.

Another Iranian representative Sepahan lost to al-Gharafa of Qatar 3-1 in Doha on Wednesday in Group C of Asian Champions League.

By Xinhua


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