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AFC Champions League: Al Ain Thrash Iran’s Zob Ahan

Al Ain of the UAE booked a berth in the next round of the 2017 AFC Champions League by beating Iran’s Zob Ahan 3-0 in the Group C of the competitions here on Monday, Tehran Times daily reported.

Zob AhanDanilo Asprilla gave Al Ain the lead in the 25th minute. A fine solo effort from Omar Abdulrahman doubled Al Ain’s advantage 12 minutes into the second half and Mohammed Abdulrahman added a third nine minutes from time to seal all three points.

The win moves Al Ain into first place in the group with nine points, one ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and a further point clear of Zob Ahan.

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With Al Ahli and Zob Ahan due to meet on Matchday Six, Al Ain are assured of a place in the top two positions.

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