The Iranian Persepolis team, qualified for the final match of the AFC Champions League competition this season, after its victory over its Saudi counterpart Al-Nasr, with a penalty shootout 5-3 with a score after the end of the original and additional times with a positive tie with a goal for each, in the match that was held between them this evening, Saturday, At Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Sadd Club in Qatar, within the semi-final round of the Asian competition in the current version 2020, so that the Iranian team reserve its place in the final with the finalist from the East Asian Championship that will be held next December.
Summary and goals of the victory match against Persepolis
Moroccan star Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah scored the first goal in favor of Al-Nassr Al-Saudi through a penalty kick in the 36th minute of the match.
Mahdi Abdi Qurra scored the equalizing goal for the Iranian team in the 42nd minute.
Ihsan Bahlawan, a Persepolis player, received a red card after receiving a second yellow card in the 104th minute of the match, following his violent interference on Abdul Rahman Al-Dossary..
Al-Nassr fought against Persepolis with the following formation: Goalkeeper: Brad Jones / Defense line: Sultan Al-Ghanem – Abdullah Mado – Khaled Al-Ghanem – Al-Khayri / Midfield: Al-Salihim – Awad Khamis – Maycon / Offensive line: Abdel Fattah Asiri – Gonzalo Martinez – Abdul Razzaq thank God.
In the first round, Al-Nassr topped the fourth group ranking with 11 points from six games, compared to 9 points for Qatar’s dam, 7 for Iranian Sepahan and 5 for Al Ain, then in the 16th round over Saudi Al-Taawun 1-0 and won in the quarter-finals against Al-Ahly Saudi Arabia 2-0.
While the Iranian team qualified at the expense of Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan, and Al-Nasr will enter today’s match with great confidence after it succeeded in achieving strong results throughout its career in the championship.
And the AFC announced the establishment of the final of the current version of the AFC Champions League 2020 competition in the West region on December 19 from one match, instead of the system followed by holding two round-trip matches.
It is worth noting that the Saudi Al Hilal team is the title holder of the last edition of the 2019 Asian Champions League, which was crowned at the expense of the Japanese Urawa Red Diamonds team.