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High chance of Persepolis to win against Al-Duhail

Tehran, An expert, referring to Persepolis' performance in a match against Al-Duhail in the first round, said that he believed Persepolis has a great chance to defeat the Qatari representative and climb to the next round.

Gholamreza Fathabadi said on Saturday Al-Duhail team is not united and has many stars. From the injured players, one player will return to the match and it will not have other players.

He continued, 'Al-Duhil will come to Tehran with the victory in first match and during this time their exercises will be based on keeping the ball and the use of counter-attacks.'

Persepolis retired player said Persepolis needs to score in this game and will therefore be completely attacking the opponent. Persepolis should be attentive to the anti-attacks and not attack without any plan.

'The presence of fans in rising the spirit of the Persepolis players is important, but this presence will not be effective in the performance of Al-Duhil because they are very experienced team,' he added.

Fathabadi said, 'With regard to the previous visit, I believe Persepolis has a good chance to go to the next stage, with Al-Duhil's only feature in this match is having more experienced players. My wish is the success of Esteghlal and Persepolis in the AFC Champions League.'

Persepolis and Al- Duhil return match will be held at Tehran's Azadi Stadium at 18:30 local time on Monday. Persepolis was defeated 1-0 in first match.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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