This is where the coach shows his worth , it's one thing doing it in IPL as Perspolis name is worth a 1-0 lead before the game even starts ,but this is not the case in AFC .
I am yet to see any highlights or even the goals but reading comments here and match reports and the results can draw a picture of games today .
Well done to our blue lads and their coach , he has a plan and the ability to deliver ,not just today result but the way they came back last week late into the game and even with a bit of luck could have won it.
I just saw the highlights , unlucky Beiranvand ,he had no chance on any of those goals ,you are being a bit harsh on him Nader jan .
He couldn't come out on that low and fast cross , second goal his vision was blocked and third goal ...well it was a free smash shot from 8 yards out ,who could have saved that ?
Good result for Esteghlal... they showed resiliency in this game. PP was very disappointing, they must be dreaming that they can dominate ACL just like they do IPL! This result was embarrassing...
Overall, I think this neutral home field for both iranian and Saudi teams can work in our favor if our teams use it in a smart way... true that they lose their home support big time, but playing Saudi teams not in SA can actually work in our teams favor (not dealing with Arab hostility away)...
FT: Perspolis 2-0 Al-Wasl, Nasaf 1-0 Al-Sadd. Now Al-Sadd, PP, Nasaf are ranked 1-3 respectively with 6 points each.
FT: Al-Jazira 0-0 Tractor Sazi. Not a bad away results but they need to start winning if they want to have a chance to qualify for next round.