Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal, Al-Nasr march on in AFC Champions League

Al-Hilal defeated Esteghlal Tehran

Saudi Arabia’s giants Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr have defeated Esteghlal Tehran of Iran and Al-Zawraa of Iraq respectively in the 4th round of the AFC Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

Italian striker Sebastian Giovinco have sent the victory to his side Al-Hilal when he scored the game’s only against Esteghlal Tehran at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in United Arab Emirates to finish the game with 1-0 win for the Riyadh based club.

Al-Hilal are in the driving seat of Group C with 9 points after achieving the victory in three games, while Esteghlal Tehran placed 4th in the group’s ranking with 4 points.

Al-Nasr also managed to achieve their second victory in the tournament’s group stage after beating Al-Zawraa of Iraq 2-1 in the 4th round of the AFC Champions League group stage.

Iraqi striker Alaa Abbas snatched the lead for Al-Zawraa in the 30th minutes before midfielder Yahya Al Shehri scored the equalizer in the 56th minute.

Striker Nawaf Al Farshan snatched the game’s points during the injury time to finish the game with 2-1 win for Al-Nasr.

Al-Nasr placed second in Group A with 6 points, while Al-Zawraa cemented in the 4th place with four points.