Kuala Lumpur: After an action-packed AFC Champions League (West) 2021 (West) group stage concluded on Saturday, the-AFC.com has announced the first-stage best goal contenders.
A total of 150 goals were enjoyed in over 60 matches in Goa, Jeddah, Riyadh and Sharjah with the teams in the West Asia section of the draw providing plenty of drama as the matches unfolded swiftly and swiftly.
From long-range howlers to acrobatic efforts and mind-blowing free-kicks, we’ve compiled a list that’s sure to be sure to please. Review the goals, then vote for your favorite at the bottom of the article.
Mohammad Abbaszadeh – Tractor FC
vs Pakhtakor FC, April 14, 2021
One of the most exciting matches of the first round of matches was the 3-3 draw between IR Iran’s Tractor FC and Uzbekistan Pakhtakor and dangerman Mohammad Abbaszadeh lived up to its hype of ‘pre-tournament with a double. The 30-year-old first was the pair’s choice, throwing his shot into the roof of the net after being sent off by Akbar Imani.
Sharof Mukhiddinov – Pakhtakor FC
vs Tractor FC, April 14, 2021
Pakhtakor more than played his part in this six-goal end-to-end thriller with Tractor and Sharof Mukhiddinov’s equalizer one of the highlights. The midfielder twisted and turned before unleashing a thunderous strike from the left foot that tucked into the tractor net.
Mehdi Ghaedi – Esteghlal FC
vs Al Ahli Saudi FC, April 14, 2021
Scheduled to be one of the stars of the 2021 AFC Champions League, Mehdi Ghaedi graced the group stage with a display of his prodigious talent in the very first game, riffing 30 yards for his second of the game against Al Ahli Saudi FC. . After Esteghlal FC have advanced to the round of 16, we can expect a lot more from the playmaker in September.
Santi Cazorla – Al Sadd SC
vs Al Nassr, April 18, 2021
Installed in an almost perfect place for a free kick, slightly off-center and 10 meters from the penalty bench, Abdelkarim Hassan, Hassan Al Haydos and Santi Cazorla lined up as an option. Without a single decoy movement from the other two, Cazorla stepped forward and placed him neatly in the far corner just past the reach of an extended Brad Jones.
Abderrazak Hamdallah – Al Nassr
vs Foolad Khouzestan FC, April 23, 2021
Abderrazak Hamdallah was yet to reach his 2020 form before Al Nassr’s meeting with Foolad Khouzestan FC, but he hinted he might just get back to his best. With his side a goal for good, the Moroccan produced a cheeky dummy through the defender’s leg before confidently sneaking up on the keeper to secure the three points for the leaders in Group D, who would eventually advance to the top of the table.
Carlos Eduardo – Shabab Al Ahli Dubai
vs AGMK FC, April 24, 2021
After quickly taking the lead against AGMK FC, Shabab Al Ahli Dubai took control of their Matchday 4 meeting with the Uzbeks thanks to a brilliant moment from Carlos Eduardo. With the ball slightly behind him, the Brazilian showed superb improvisation to adjust his body and send a superb kick to the back of the net from 12 meters.
Shahriyar Moghanlou – Persepolis FC
vs Al Rayyan SC, April 29, 2021
Yahya Golmohammadi’s side broke the deadlock in style against Al Rayyan SC when Shahriyar Moghanlou completed a quick break which saw Omid Alishah feed Mehdi Torabi on the left before receiving the return pass and preparing Moghanlou to score since. the edge of the area. Five out of six wins allowed Persepolis FC to book their ticket to the next round with minimal hassle.
Michael olunga – Al Duhail SC
vs Al Ahli Saudi FC, April 30, 2021
In a tense and winning encounter between Qataris Al Duhail SC and Al Ahli Saudi FC, it was the competition’s top scorer who opened the scoring on time. Michael Olunga ranged a free kick from 25 yards and propelled a shot under the Saudi Al Ahli wall and passed Mohammed Al Owais for his ninth goal of the campaign. The 1-1 draw that followed, however, meant both teams were eliminated.
Fans can vote once per day for their favorite goal. The survey ends on Saturday May 8 at 5:00 p.m. (UTC + 8)