TEHRAN, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Esteghlal soccer team defeated al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in Group D of Asian Champions League, Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
In the match held here at Azadi stadium on Wednesday, Jlloyd Samuel of Esteghlal scored in the 64th minute with a powerful header. Nine minutes later Farhad Majidi extended Esteghlal's lead.
In another match of the same group on Wednesday, al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia beat Qatari al-Rayyan 3-1.
After two rounds of matches, Esteghlal leads the group with 4 points while al-Hilal with 3 points, al-Ain with 3 points, and al-Rayyan with one point.
Another Iranian representative Sepahan lost to al-Gharafa of Qatar 3-1 in Doha on Wednesday in Group C of Asian Champions League.