Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer is satisfied with their draw in the 2018 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage facing Al Sadd of Qatar.
Two-time champions Esteghlal set to face off against Qatar’s Al Sadd in the West Zone.
The Iranian giants will host Al Sadd on Aug. 27 in Tehran and play the Qatari team in return leg in Doha on Sept. 17.
“I am satisfied with our draw and I think Persepolis have a hard task facing Al Duhail in quarters. I like both Iranian teams qualify for the semis,” Schaefer said.
“I liked to host Al Sadd in the return leg but we are a united team and could advance to the semis,” the German added.
“We will do our best in our first leg in Tehran in front of our fans,” Schaefer said.