TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis defender Shoja Khalilzadeh’s goal against Shahrjah was chosen as ACL 2020 Goal of the West.
Needing a win in their final group stage game to guarantee progression into the knockout rounds, Persepolis got off to a flying start against the Emirati side as Khalilzadeh set the team on its way.
Ehsan Pahlavan jinks his way past a couple of defenders before standing the ball up at the back post to allow the ever-dependable Khalilzadeh to nod home the first in a 4-0 win.
Khalilzadeh’s goal was chosen as the best goal with 51 percent of votes in a fan poll conducted by the AFC.
Esteghlal forward Cheick Diabate finished in second place with 37 percent of votes.