Lekhwiya outclass Esteghlal in champions League
DOHA: Nam Tae-hee scored one and made another as Lekhwiya came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Esteghlal Khouzestan on Monday and leapfrog their opponents into top spot in Group B of the AFC Champions League.
Aloys Nong put Esteghlal Khouzestan in front after just nine minutes at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, collecting Hassan Beyt Saeed’s cross before firing low into the net.
The visitors’ advantage did not last long, though, as influential playmaker Nam (pictured) produced a stunning 20-yard strike after 35 minutes to level the scores. By the stroke of half-time, the comeback was complete as Almoez Ali took advantage to bundle home a cross after more fine work by Nam on the left flank.
With 20 minutes remaining, Nam forced Vahid Sheikhveisi into a fine save to keep the deficit to just one goal, while Ali was also denied a second from a spectacular late effort as Lekhwiya inflicted a first defeat for Esteghlal Khouzestan on the continent to move to the top of the standings.
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