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Dabiri makes strong start in AFC Futsal Club Championship
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Iranian champions Dabiri Tabriz thrashed Lebanese side Bank of Beirut SC 5-1 in the AFC Futsal Club Champios opener at Shuangliu Sports Centre on Monday.
Javad Asghari, Vahid Shafiei, Farid Namazi, Farhad Fakhim and Nasrollah Momen were all on target for Dabiri while Ali Tneich scored the only goal for Bank of Beirut.
“In every tournament, winning the opening match is very important as the players are not yet fully adjusted to the conditions of the tournament – so for the first match this result was very good and I’m happy,” said Tabriz coach Hossein Shams.
“The first half we started a bit slow as we were still adapting to the game, but in the second-half I think the Lebanese team struggled with their fitness a little bit, while my team was ready for the full 40 minutes.”
“We came here to see where we are – and now we know,” said Bank of Beirut SC coach Dejan Dedovic.
“We played very good in the first half, it was only 1-0 and we missed two or three chances.
“Unfortunately our players got tired in the second period while their strong bench helped them get the result.”

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