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Persepolis ends in draw at UAE's rival
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:00:12 GMT
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Persepolis striker Hossein Badamaki (R) scored the only goal for the Reds in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Tehran's popular soccer team Persepolis has disappointed its fans by a home draw against UAE's Al Wahda in a day Iran's Zob Ahan ended in a scoreless tie against Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia.

Hassan Amin gave the lead to the UAE side nine minutes after the break, but striker Hossein Badamaki scored for the Reds in the 65th minute to level the result at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Wednesday.

In another match of Group C, Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad defeated Bunyodkor from Uzbekistan thanks to a solo by Al Muwallad in the 34th minute.

Persepolis is at the bottom of the group with one point after it was stunned by Al Ittihad 3-1 in its first match.

Persepolis manager Ali Daei sharply criticized the Japanese referee for failing to announce at least three penalty kicks.

"The referee could have announced penalties for us, but I don't know why he didn't. I believe that the referee was like a brake for Persepolis to be successful today," Daei said.

The angry head coach also lashed out at his strikers for squandering opportunities in the whole match.

Also on Wednesday, Iran Premier League holder Zob Ahan was held against the Saudi side to stand on top of Group D with four points. Zob Ahan beat Emirates 2-1 in its first match.

The Isfahan-based squad's manager Mansour Ebrahimzadeh expressed content over the result and his players' performance.

In another match of Group D, Emirates routed Al Rayyan from Qatar by two first-half goals.

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