AHVAZ – Foolad of Iran beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Fateh in the AFC Champions League (ACL) thanks to a goal from Bakhtiar Rahmani.
In Group B, Foolad beat Al Fateh 1-0 at the Takhti Stadium.
In the 69th minute, Japanese referee Ryuji Sato showed the penalty spot and Bakhtiar Rahmani found the back of the net.
“First, I congratulate the fans for the victory. Foolad was ready to beat Al Fateh, however we could have won easier,” Foolad coach Hossein Faraki said in the post match news conference.
“After we scored from the penalty spot, we could have scored more goals but our players wasted their chances,” Faraki added.
El Jaish of Qatar also defeated Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor 2-1 in Tashkent’s Jar Stadium in this group.
El Jaish moved to top of Group B with four points on goal difference.
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