May 27, 2024
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Tasnim – MUSCAT, Iran’s Persepolis football team’s coach Branko Ivankovic says that he is content with his team’s performance against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia.

Persepolis football team of Iran stormed back from two goals down to draw with Al Ahli in the first leg of the 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final.

The Iranian giant will face Al Ahli three weeks later in the second leg in Abu Dhabi.

“I am happy because we came back from two goals down. Now, we have a chance to book a place in the competition’s semis,” Branko said in the post-match news conference.

“As I’ve already said, Al Ahli is a dangerous team and takes advantage of players like Omar Al Soma and Leonardo da Silva,” the Croat added.

“I would like to thank my players because they didn’t lost their concentration after receiving two goals. I hope we defeat Al Ahli in the second leg,” Branko concluded.