Qatar Football AssociationNews
23.02.2016 23:16 in :

DOHA: Lekhwiya started their AFC Champions League campaign with a

0-1 defeat against Iran’s Zobahan in Group B on Tuesday.

Mehdi Rajabzadeh scored in the 46th minute at the Lekhwiya Stadium

to give his side three valuable points.

Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr and Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor are the other

sides in the group.

Lekhwiya, who scored an impressive 3-0 win against El Jaish in

their last Qatar Stars League match, found the going tough against

a fast-paced Ahan. The Djamel Belmadi-coached side had to endure

some difficult moments.

The visitors enjoyed the upper hand, with their incisive forays

exposing Lekhwiya’s defence. The Qatari side’s forward line lacked

sharpness, with only attacking midfielder Nam Tae-Hee making

some efforts, but the South Korea international lacked support.

The Iranians, who lost 1-3 to Seongnam FC in the final in 2010, came

close to adding their second in the 66th when striker Kaveh Rezaei’s

free-kick kissed the upright and sailed into the stands.

Lekhwiya will meet Ahan in their next match at Isfahan, Iran, on March 1.