VIDEO: Controversial red card in AFC Champions League action

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Esteghlal's Farshid Esmaeili was sent off in dubious fashion as his side earned a 1-0 win over Al Ain

Farshid Esmaeili found himself sent off in AFC Champions League action Monday for ... being in the vicinity of an opponent?

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The Esteghlal midfielder saw red in a 1-0 win over Al Ain for an off-the-ball incident in which an opponent went tumbling to the ground after little to no contact from Esmaeili.

Despite that dubious decision, Esteghlal still will carry a one-goal lead into next week's last-16 second leg.

Watch the video above and judge for yourself!

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