Wins for Al-Ittihad, Zob Ahan & FC Seoul in the AFC Champions League

Al-Wehda 1 – Bunyodkor Tashkent 1 (AFC Champions League, March 2, 2011) Bunyodkor sub Murzoev Kamoliddin set up Azizbek Haydarov to give the visitors an 84th minute lead that looked to have snatched the points. But Hugo had other ideas and equalised with three minutes remaining to share the points and send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Al-Ittihad Jeddah 3 – Perspolis 1 (AFC Champions League, March 2, 2011) Al Ittihad’s Algerian striker Abdelmalek Ziaya was twice on target as the Saudi hosts outmuscled Persepolis of Iran 3-1.

Zob Ahan 2 – Emirates 1 (AFC Champions League, March 2, 2011) Zob Ahan were made to sweat against Emirates with the UAE debutants taking a surprise lead just prior to the break. But the Iranians hosts quickly drew themselves level courtesy of Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, before their Brazilian hotshot Igor Castro scored the match-winner ten minutes into the second half.

Al-Rayyan 1 – Al Shabab 1 (AFC Champions League, March 2, 2011) Al Shabab fell behind in the 33rd minute when Brazilian striker Itamar converted from the spot. But Al Shamrani pounced just before the hour mark to ensure a share of the spoils for the Saudis.

Al-Ain 0 – FC Seoul 1 (AFC Champions League, March 2, 2011) After Dejan Damjanovic had given Seoul the lead in the 24th minute, Al Ain’s striker Eliascould not convert from the spot as the Koreans posted an away win.