Tasnim – Fox Sports Asia has picked the 10 best performers from Match Day 2 of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 group stage.
While Mehdi Taremi led the way in the opening 5-0 win over Yemen, it was Sardar Azmoun who stood tallest when the going got tough against a stubborn opposition defense.
He opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he was picked out at the far post by Saman Ghoddos’ excellent cross and made no mistake in heading home, but his second was a piece of individual brilliance as he effortlessly barged off two defenders after receiving possession outside the box before neatly finishing past Dang Van Lam.
Azmoun had already scored a goal against Yemen in Team Melli’s opener.
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is being held in the UAE from Jan. 5 to Feb. 1.