AFC – KUALA LUMPUR, Zob Ahan forward Amir Arsalan Motahari is among the ones to watch in the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
As eight West Asian teams battle for four spots in the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals, they will be looking for their talismans to lead by example.
Ahead of West Asia’s Round of 16 first leg encounters, the-AFC.com looks at eight players who could make the difference for their respective teams.
Arsalan Motahari is one of the eight players who can make a difference for Zob Ahan in the match against Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia.
Despite playing just 377 minutes out of a possible 540 in the group stage, Amir Arsalan Motahari is Zob Ahan’s most productive attacking player with three goals and an assist to his name.
The 26-year-old was also his side’s top scorer in the league with six goals despite arriving from Omani side Saham three months into the Iranian Pro League season.
Motahari will be hoping to replicate his 2015 AFC Champions League success when he helped Naft Tehran reach the quarter-finals with three goals in 10 appearances. He had also represented Tractor Sazi in the 2018 edition but failed to find the back of the net in three appearances.