Sepahan Midfielder Karimi Rues AFC Champions League Exit
- September, 22, 2020 - 12:06
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sepahan midfielder Mohammed Karimi expressed his disappointment after his team’s elimination from the 2020 AFC Champions League following a goalless draw with UAE’s Al-Ain in their penultimate Group D tie on Monday.
The result meant Sepahan joined Al-Ain as the two sides exiting the tournament from Group D as Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr and Qatar’s Al-Sadd secured their places in the Round of 16.
“We tried the best we could and we were the better side in the second half,” said Karimi, who was named Man of the Match. “Unfortunately it was a goalless draw and it wasn’t the result that we wanted.”
“The competition was very difficult as we were drawn with two strong teams. Al-Nassr was in the quarter-finals of the competition last year while Al-Sadd reached the final four,” said the 24-year-old player.