Playing Iranian teams at their homes grounds is difficult: Jesualdo Ferreira

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Tasnim – TEHRAN, Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira says that Iranian teams are very strong when they play in front of their home fans.

Al Sadd defeated Pakhtakor 2-1 in Doha and with Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli defeating Iran’s Persepolis 2-1 in Monday’s other Group D fixture, the stage is set for an intriguing final two rounds of fixtures.

Just three points separate top from bottom, with Al Sadd leading the way on seven points, Al Ahli on six, Pakhtakor on five and Persepolis on four.

“The task remains difficult for everyone, because the competition is very intense, even if we defeat Al-Ahli at home,” said Ferreira.

“We then have to go to Iran to face Persepolis and everyone knows the strength of Iranian teams when they play in front of their home fans,” the Portuguese coach added.

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