AFC Champions League review

Esteghlal, Guangzhou take advantage

May 16, 2013
Esteghlal took a 4-2 advantage after the first leg of their AFC Champions League last-16 clash with Al-Shabab.

The first half was low-key, with Siavash Akbarpoor's close-range miss for Esteghlal the most notable incident until Al-Shabab's Luiz Henrique broke the deadlock with a fine solo effort in stoppage time.

Jlloyd Samuel equalised 10 minutes after the interval and the Iranian champions went on to take a 3-1 lead with 10 minutes remaining through headers from Javad Nekounam ...

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