AFC Champions League: Naft held by Pahtakor

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Naft Tehran was held to a 1-1 draw by Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in the penultimate round of the current AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

In Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Naft Tehran could have booked a place in the next stage with a win over the Uzbekistani side but now must wait for its last match against Al Ain in the UAE.

Gholamreza Rezaei’s header gave the Iranian team a lead in the 25th minute but Vladimir Kozak’s powerful shot from just inside the box equalized the match 11 minutes later.

Al Ain’s 1-0 victory over Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia at a near empty King Fahd International Stadium lifted them back to the summit of Group B.

By Tasnim News Agency