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Tashkent: Goals from Jerry Bengtson and Morteza Tabrizi secured a 2-0 win for Zobahan – their first of the 2017 AFC Champions League campaign – and handed hosts Bunyodkor a third consecutive Group C defeat on Monday.

The Iranian visitors had shaded the first half at Bunyodkor Stadium without making a breakthrough, but after the restart a mistake from Javlon Mirabdullaev allowed striker Bengtson through on goal, and the Honduran coolly beat goalkeeper Murotjon Zukhurov on 55 minutes.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side as forward Vadim Cemirtan was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Danial Emaeilifar shortly after the hour mark, before Tabrizi ensured Bunyodkor’s record 17th continental match ended without a win as he netted a penalty in injury time.

Photo: Lagardère Sports