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Persepolis keeper Beiranvand: AFC Champions League Player of the Week

Beiranvand Al Sadd

Tehran Times - Persepolis and Iran international pulled off an impressive six saves to keep his side in the match against Al Sadd of Qatar in Doha, securing a clean sheet and giving teammate Ali Alipour the platform to dispatch an 86th-minute spot-kick for the game's only goal.

Beiranvand's 100 percent save success rate, three duels won and 25 successful passes all earn him a weekly high mark of 7.7, the-afc.com wrote.

Second in this week’s ranking is Suwon Samsung Bluewings striker Dejan Damjanovic, who scored his eighth goal of the campaign as the Korean side lost 3-2 at Kashima Antlers.

Damajanovic's sixth minute strike at Kashima Soccer Stadium was his 35th AFC Champions League goal, taking him just one behind all-time leader Lee Dong-gook.

The Montenegrin had two shots on goal, scoring with his attempt on target, and proved a constant menace for the Kashima backline winning 10 aerial duels. For his efforts, the 37-year-old earned a 7.2 rating.

Completing the top three in the Toyota Player of the Week is another goalscorer from the tie in Kashima, Serginho, who netted his side’s second goal on 84 minutes to draw the scores level on the night.

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