Persepolis held to 1
Siamak Nemati (L) of Persepolis vies with Egor Krimets of Pakhtakor during the AFC Champions League Group D soccer match between Iran's Persepolis and Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran, March 5, 2019. The match ended 1-1. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
Persepolis will travel to Doha to meet Al Sadd next Tuesday, while Pakhtakor will encounter Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli in the next group match.
Pakhtakor took the lead in the 5th minute of the match when a header by Marat Bikmaev hit the post and reflected into the net.
TEHRAN, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Persepolis soccer team ended in a 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor team in a Group D match at the AFC Champions League at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.
Perspolis levelled the game in the 25th minute when its Croat striker Mario Budimir scored with a low drive.