AFC: Mehdi Ghaedi – Esteghlal’s key man in ACL group stage

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Tasnim – KUALA LUMPUR, Esteghlal football team forward Mehdi Ghaedi is a key man for the Iranian team in the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage.

Group C consists of Al-Ahli Saudi, Esteghlal, Iraqi powerhouse Al-Shorta and one of Qatar’s most successful sides Al-Duhail.

Long touted as the next big name to come out of the Iran Pro League, 22-year-old Ghaedi is starting to deliver on his potential as a promising youngster and is becoming an integral part of the Esteghlal side hoping to reach the knockout stage for the fourth time in five years, wrote.

In the 2020 AFC Champions League, Ghaedi scored a goal and assisted another. He created seven chances and took seven shots on target, both numbers top of the charts for the club which played in a three-team group after the withdrawal of Al-Wahda.

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