Iran have continued their perfect run in the 3rd stage of the AFC Asian qualifiers after defeating their arch-rivals, Iraq 3-nil in a Group A match in Doha.
Team Melli just needed two minutes to take the upper hand, when Captain Ali-Reza Jahan-bakhsh scored with a bullet header from a cross by Mehdi Taremi.
Iran doubled the lead in the 70th minute, as Porto striker netted the ball from a tight angle after receiving a nice long pass by Sardar Azmoon.
Ali Gholi-zade put the icing on the cake in the dying moments of the match, with a precise shot from close range as Iran pocketed all three points. Iran will next meet the United Arab Emirates on the 7th of October.
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