Persianfootball.com – NIJMEGEN, Following three successive heavy defeats and the dismissal of coach Pastoor, NEC finally booked their first point of the season.
However, the 2-2 draw versus Waalwijk could have been a victory had NEC been able to defend their 2-0 halftime lead and if young Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh had converted his big chance in the dying minutes of the game.
The 19-year-old came on after 80 minutes when the score was already 2-2 and did well, but should have crowned his performance with his first goal for NEC, when a high ball somehow ended up in front of him close to goal, but the surprised Jahanbakhsh’s imperfect effort was saved by the keeper.
Jahanbakhsh joined NEC from Damash Gilan in summer and after joining late due to administrative issues so far had three substitute appearances in Dutch Eredivisie.
In England, Ashkan Dejagah is still waiting for his return to Premier League action after picking up an injury in April. The winger again didn’t make the squad as Fulham lost 1-3 to Arsenal.
Elsewhere in Kazan Sardar Azmoun started and played 78 minutes for Rubin’s youth team, which suffered a 0-1 home defeat to Krylya Sovetov Samara.