Khalilzadeh, Teymourian to Vie for ACL Goal of Decade Award
- August, 22, 2020 - 15:05
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis defender Shoja Khalizadeh and ex-Esteghlal midfielder Andranik Teymourian will compete to win the ACL Goal of the Decade award.
Looking back at the tournaments from 2010 to 2019, the-afc.com has selected 20 of the best goals scored in Asia's biggest club competition and now ask the fans to tell their favorite, which will be announced ahead of the AFC Champions League's resumption next month.
Splitting them into two semi-finals with 10 goals apiece, the-afc.com’s first offering features stunning solo efforts, thunderbolts from distance and much more.
Fans voted Khalilzadeh goal as the best of the 2019 AFC Champions League with the defender showing an attacker's instinct as he expertly volleys home to put Persepolis a goal up against Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli.
With the ball in midair, Khalilzadeh shows fine agility to adjust his body and send a perfectly executed strike into the back of the net. Sadly, for the 2018 runners-up, the 2-0 win would prove the highlight as they failed to make it beyond the group stage.
Andranik Teymourian's unstoppable rocket against Thailand's Buriram United in the 2013 quarter-finals is well worthy of the acclaim.
Esteghlal was all but ensured of their place in the last four when the midfielder turned his marker and unleashed a piledriver that flew into the top corner to seal a 3-1 aggregate win with what was his only AFC Champions League goal.
The Iranian players will vie with Heverton, Wesley, Abe, Paulinho, Al Sawat, Chanathip, Alibaev and Safawi to win the ACL Goal of the Decade award.