Iran beats Lebanon 2-0 to finish WC Asian qualifiers at top

Iran beats Lebanon 2-0 to finish WC Asian qualifiers at top

Iran have finished their 2022 World Cup Qualifying Campaign on a high note after posting a comfortable 2-0 victory over Lebanon in Mashhad.

In a match which was attended by over 15,000 fans at the Imam Reza Stadium, Team Melli grabbed the lead after 36 minutes when Mohammadhossein Kanaani Zaadegan teed-up Sardar Azmoun behind the defense and the Bayer Leverkusen striker slotted in a first time effort for his 40th international goal.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh then sealed the deal in the 72nd minute as he latched onto a long pass before lobbing the ball home in style. The result puts Iran back on Top of group B, 2 points above South Korea, who are currently playing their last game with the UAE and should the East Asians drop any points, Dragan Skocic’s men would finish as group leaders.

 

 

By PRESS TV