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AFC Champions League MD6 (WEST) Toyota Player of the Week: Mehdi Ghaedi

Mehdi Ghaedi-Esteghlal vs Al Ahli Saudi-ACL2020

Doha: Esteghlal FC's Mehdi Ghaedi has been voted by the fans as the 2020 AFC Champions League Matchday Six Toyota Player of the Week.

Ghaedi, who shone during the Iranian side's 3-0 win over Al Ahli Saudi FC on Matchday Six, was top of OPTA's ratings after he received an impressive 8.6 rating following a goal and an assist in the comprehensive victory for the Tehran giants and the fans agreed.

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The 21-year-old playmaker was heavily involved in all three goals, won three duels, two tackles and also created four chances for teammates with an 82% passing accuracy.

Fellow Iranian, Sajjad Shahbazzadeh (below), was also on target for his club Sepahan FC as the Isfahan side signed off their 2020 AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win over Al Sadd SC.

The 30-year-old forward's goal came from two shots on target, while he also made five recoveries, won four duels and created two chances for teammates and made 29 passes at a 90% passing accuracy for his 7.7 OPTA rating.

Sajjad Shahbazzadeh

Ehsan Pahlevan's role as creator in Persepolis FC's stunning 4-0 win over the UAE's Sharjah was recognised by OPTA. The 27-year-old winger (below) was in particularly incisive form as from his crosses two of Persepolis' goals were headed home as he was ranked third by OPTA.

As well as completing three dribbles and putting on a passing clinic with a 92% passing accuracy, Pahlevan matched his inspiration with industry as he also won six duels and made five recoveries to earn a 7.7 OPTA rating.

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Despite only being on the field for 45 minutes, Al Ain striker Kodjo Laba's impact was such that he made it into fourth place in OPTA's rankings for Matchday Six with a 7.6 score.

The Togolese international (below) scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr to ensure the Emirati side ended their Continental campaign on a high and also put on a typically all-action performance winning duels (2), tackles (1) and recoveries (1) as well creating a chance for teammates (1).

Kodjo Laba

Pakhtakor's Jaloliddin Masharipov, who registered a 7.6, scored the Uzbek side's only goal in a 1-0 win over Shahr Khodro FC, while Al Sadd striker Hashim Ali also found the net in the Qatari side's defeat to Sepahan for his 7.6 rating.

Rounding off the Matchday Six top performers were Persepolis pair Shojae Khalilzadeh and Isa Alkasir, both of whom scored and registered matching 7.5 OPTA scores


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