Esteghlal x Al Ain

Esteghlal narrowly defeats Al Ain in AFC CL Round of 16 [highlights]

By Arman
In May 23, 2017
1321 Views The Blues of Tehran defeated Al Ain (UAE) 1-0 with a penalty-kick in the dying moments of the match.

A defensive mistake, from Al Ain centre-back Mohammed Ahmed, awarded Esteghlal a penalty in injury time, as the Emirati player stumbled and handed the ball in the 18-yard-box.

Esteghlal ace Kaveh Rezaei made no mistake, as he directed the ball in the oppostive direction of the goalkeeper’s dive, and gave The Blues a vital home victory in Azadi Stadium (67,202 in attendance), in the first-leg of these two clubs’ Round of 16 meetings.

On May 29th, Esteghlal will visit Al Ain in Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, for the return-leg;  a draw will send the Tehrani club to the quarter finals of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

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