Draw with Esteghlal a boost for Al Shorta, says head coach Ilic

Group A - MD1: Al Shorta (IRQ) 1-1 Esteghlal FC (IRN)

Group A - MD1: Al Wahda FSCC (UAE) 1-1 Al Ahli Saudi FC (KSA)

Group C - MD1: Sharjah (UAE) 0-1 Al Taawoun FC (KSA)

Group C - MD1: Al Duhail SC (QAT) 2-0 Persepolis FC (IRN)

Group D - MD1: Al Ain FC (UAE) 0-4 Sepahan FC (IRN)

Group D - MD1: Al Nassr (KSA) 2-2 Al Sadd SC (QAT)