With a number of dramatic games in the campaign on Saturday and Sunday, the-AFC.com has announced the nominees for the best goal.
Shahriar Moghanlou – Persepolis FC
vs Al Rayyan, April 18, 2021
Persepolis scored just two minutes after the interval against Al-Rayyan to draw level, but it was far from finished. Lulling the defense into a false sense of security with a jogging build up, Moghanlou used one well-timed burst of speed to leap and get on the end of a perfectly placed Siamak Nemati cross to give his side the lead.
Mohammd Naderi – Esteghlal FC
vs Al Shorta SC, April 19, 2021
Esteghlal FC’s opener was a masterclass in recognition and cohesion starting with Mehdi Ghaedi’s well-timed run to the edge of the penalty box to get on the end of a through ball. With barely a glance, he saw the advancing Naderi, chipped it through two defenders and set it up beautifully for the Iranian defender to volley home.
Omar Al Soma (Al Ahli Saudi FC), Manuchehr Dzhalilov (FC Istiklol) and Santi Cazorla (Al-Sadd SC) are also nominated for the accolade.