Persepolis fan girls at Azadi Stadium

Persepolis found their all important second with 17 minutes left to play, when Saeghi’s well-timed run saw him turn quickly on the ball before slotting home. It was the second time VAR had intervened in the game, with the assistant referee originally calling offside.Zahedi came closest to adding a third for the hosts with a powerful strike from the edge of the area, but Yatimov was once again equal to it and was able to keep the score at 2-0.Next up in Group E, Persepolis will head to Tajikistan to face Istiklol in the reverse meeting on November 7th.