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Persepolis' Khalilzadeh voted as winner of AFC Champions League 2020 Goal of the West


Kuala Lumpur: Shojae Khalilzadeh's effort for Persepolis FC against UAE's Sharjah has been voted as the AFC Champions League 2020 Goal of the West.

Khalilzadeh got the Islamic Republic of Iran champions on the road to a victory they needed to advance to the Round of 16 with his header as Persepolis scored a 4-0 win in their Matchday Six tie.

Check out all the nominees and the poll result at the bottom of the article.

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Abdulrahman Al Obaid
Al Nassr vs Al Sadd SC, Matchday One

Trailing 2-1 to Al Sadd on the opening day of the 2020 AFC Champions League, Al Nassr levelled in some style when Abdulrahman Al Obaid rocketed home a left-foot effort from 30 yards.

The left-back's unstoppable strike remains his only goal for the Riyadh giants since joining in early 2018.


Jaloliddin Masharipov
Pakhtakor v Shabab Al Ahli, Matchday One

Jaloliddin Masharipov enhanced his growing reputation from the first game of the 2020 edition when, at a saturated Pakhtakor Stadium, he lifted the gloom with a wonderful opening goal.

After robbing Abdulaziz Sanqoor of the ball, the winger looks up and sends a beautifully weighted chip over the head of the stranded Majed Nasser.


Faisel Darwish
Sharjah v Al Taawoun, Matchday One

Back in the competition for the first time since 2017, Al Taawoun began with a bang as they marked their return by picking up all three points against Sharjah thanks to Faisel Darwish's wonderful free-kick.

While the goalkeeper managed to get a hand on it, the power, accuracy and dip had him well beaten as the Buraidah side began their campaign with a 1-0 win.


Hassan Al Haydos
Al Sadd SC vs Sepahan FC, Matchday Two

A typically slick passing move from Al Sadd ended with Hassan Al Haydos sending a neatly improvised finish into the back of the net to put his side two up against Sepahan.

Baghdad Bounedjah assumes the provider role to pick out Al Haydos' dart to the near post and the Qatari national team captain does the rest.


Abderrazak Hamdallah
Al Nassr vs Sepahan FC, Matchday Four

The tournament's leading scorer Abderrazak Hamdallah maintained his record of having scored in every game when he finished off a lovely Al Nassr move against Sepahan.

Both Pity Martinez and Sultan Al Ghannam deserve plenty of credit, with the latter's fine reverse pass allowing the Moroccan to fire home under the goalkeeper.


Abdullah Al Ahrak
Sharjah vs Al Duhail SC, Matchday Four

From intricate passing to raw power as Abdullah Al Ahrak unleashes a piledriver to put Al Duhail a goal to the good against Sharjah in a game the Emiratis ultimately won 4-2.

Al Ahrak receives the ball from Almoez Ali, takes on Majed Surour and then fires home from 25 yards for his first-ever AFC Champions League goal.


Welliton
Al Taawoun vs Sharjah, Matchday Five

Having picked up their first win of the campaign against Al Duhail, Sharjah turned on the style against Al Taawoun with Welliton scoring a 12-minute hat-trick in a 6-0 rout.

The pick of the bunch was the Brazilian's first, which began with a lovely flick to countryman Caio before he collected the return ball, dummied his way past the opposing defender and rifled into the back of the net.


Cheick Diabate
Esteghlal v Al Ahli Saudi FC, Matchday Six

A well-placed downward header from Cheick Diabate put Esteghlal three goals up against Al Ahli Saudi in their final group game and well on their way to the Round of 16.

Youngster Mehdi Ghayedi plays a cheeky backheel to Hrvoje Milic before Ali Karimi sends an inch-perfect cross onto the head of the Malian for his only goal of the campaign.


Reza Mirzaei
Sepahan FC vs Al Sadd SC, Matchday Six

Isfahan side Sepahan had already been eliminated by the time they faced Al Sadd in their final group game, but Reza Mirzaei at least provided a moment to remember from their two weeks in Qatar.

Latching onto a long ball over the top from Danial Esmaeilifar, Mirzaei dinks the ball over the head of Tarek Salman with his right foot then drills past Meshaal Barsham with his left.


Shojae Khalilzadeh
Persepolis vs Sharjah, Matchday Six

Needing a win in their final group stage game to guarantee progression into the knockout rounds, Persepolis got off to a flying start against Sharjah as Shojae Khalilzadeh set them on their way.

Ehsan Pahlavan jinks his way past a couple of defenders before standing the ball up at the back post to allow the ever-dependable Khalilzadeh to nod home the first in a 4-0 win.


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