Tehran, Aug 3 : Iran's Zob Ahan, runners-up in 2010, will face Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad in the AFC Champions League round of 16.
While Iranian contenders Persepolis and Esteghlal fell by the wayside, it was the less-glamorous Zob Ahan who rose to the occasion to fly the flag for Iran, according to Persian Football news website report on Saturday.
The Isfahan-based side was the only team to be undefeated in the group stage as it finished first in Group A. Although Al-Ittihad was not always the most consistent in the group stage, it was one of the most-exciting teams in the current competitions. Both teams will meet on August 12 in Dubai's Zabeel Stadium. (UNI-XINHUA)