Iran’s Esteghlal cruised into the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Group A leader Al Ahli Saudi FC in Matchday Six on Wednesday.
Esteghlal football team coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh said that they are focused to beat Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia.
Iranian international midfielder Omid Ebrahimi is close to returning to Al Ahli club after the second season on loan in the Belgian club Eupen, Staddoha reported.
South Korean referee Ko Hyung-jin has been appointed to officiate the match between Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia and Iran’s Esteghlal.
Branko Ivankovic could be on his way out of Persepolis after the Iranian giants failed to meet their financial commitments to the Croatian coach and according to what the local media reported Afshin Ghtobi is a possible replacement.
A second 2019 AFC Champions League brace from Omar Al Somah steered Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli to a 2-1 win over Iran’s Persepolis at Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium on Monday.