|AFC Champions League: Foolad into last 16||
AHVAZ – Foolad of Iran qualified for the AFC Champions League last 16 after defeating El Jaish of Qatar on Wednesday.
Nilmar was on target for El Jaish in the 9th minute.
Bakhtiar Rahmani equalized the match in the 21st minute. Gholamreza Rezaei gave the host a lead in the 45th minute.
In the 90th minute, Brazilian striker Luciano Pereira Mendes secured a 3-1 home win over El Jaish.
Iran Professional League champion Foolad advanced to the knock out stage with 11 points.
Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor beat Al Fateh of Saudi Arabia 3-2 but remained in the third place of the group with five points, three points behind El Jaish.
Al Fateh was eliminated from the group stage with just two points.
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