Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Yogyakarta: Debutants Mes Sungun Varzaghan from Islamic Republic of Iran opened their AFC Futsal Club Championship Indonesia 2018 Group D campaign with an emphatic 9-2 win over Tajikistan’s FC Sipar on Thursday.
In the fifth minute, Mes Sungun’s Mortteza Ezzati applied heavy pressure on FC Sipar’s Zahir Kamyab, forcing him back into his own box which caused a scramble, and amidst the confusion Dilshod Salomov’s attempt to clear the ball crashed into his own goal.
Three-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year and Mes Sungun’s most recent recruit Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh then doubled their advantage three minutes later with a simple tap in through a corner set-piece, before Saied Taghizadeh made it 3-0 in the 11th minute with a superb volley from close range.
Being three goals down, coach Benyamin Eghbaly opted for the power play immediately after, which forced the Varzaghan-based club into a defensive position for the first time, but Mes Sungun retaliated by doubling the pressure that kept FC Sipar’s fifth attacking member on the bench.