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AFC Champions League 2018: Goal's Player of the Week - Persepolis' Ali Alipour

12:36 GMT+3 16/02/2018
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The 22-year-old stamped his authority on Persepolis' opening day victory over FC Nasaf...

Iran's Persepolis, who had a dream run in the 2017 AFC Champions League, had a brilliant start in this year's edition as well. They ran out 3-0 victors against Saudi Arabia's FC Nasaf at home.

Iranian forward Ali Alipour was the star of the day for the Iranians. He scored a brace as they smashed their opponents on the back of a confident performance. 

He fired a fierce shot into the top corner from inside the box after latching on to Sadegh Moharrami's pass in the 66th minute. Five minutes later, he drove Mohammad Ansari's low square pass inside the box into the goal to ensure Persepolis' dominance in the match reflected in the scoreline.  

The Iran striker netted his brace from four shots on goal and tallied 27 passes, creating one chance and also helping out his defence with a clearance. 

Ultimately, Ali Alipour powered his team to a superb win and is named as this week's Goal's Asian Player of the Week!