Zob Ahan to face Esteghlal in ACL Round of 16

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) On Tuesday, the Iranian representatives were held to a 1-1 draw by Lokomotiv in Tashkent in Group B and qualified for knockout stage as the second-placed team.

Morteza Tabrizi put the visiting team Zob Ahan into the lead in the 25th minute with a right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.

Islom Tukhtakhujaev equalized the match in the last minute with a shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Zob Ahan will face their Iranian compatriot Esteghlal in Round of 16.

The AFC Champions League, commonly known as the Asian Champions League, is an annual continental club football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Introduced in 2002, the competition is a continuation of the Asian Club Championship which had started in 1967. It is the premier club tournament in Asia, equivalent to the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, and the UEFA, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC Champions League competitions.