Tehran Times - Esteghlal coach Alireza Mansourian believes that his side could make up the defeat against Al Ahli with a win against Al Taawoun on Monday.

“We couldn’t get a good result in our first game against Al Ahli as it was a shock start for us in this season’s AFC Champions League. But we have forgotten the past as we’re ready for the game against Al Taawoun. We know Al Taawoun quite well as we have analyzed their previous games,” Mansourian told reporters in the pre-match press conference.

“This is a home game for us but unfortunately we’re not playing at home. This could’ve been perfect if we could play in front of our fans at Tehran’s Azadi stadium,” he added.

Esteghlal suffered a 2-1 defeat against Al Ahli in the matchday One of AFC Champions League.

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