FC Nasaf started their campaign in AFC Champions League group stage with a 3-0 stunning defeat at the Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.
Ruzikul Berdiev’s side lost a three-point bag as they lost opening game to Persepolis FC of Iran in Tehran. Nigerian forward Godwin Mensha headed home Vahid Amiri’s cross from the right flank to put Persepolis in front at the half-time break.
After the restart, striker Ali Alipour netted a brace to round off the Iranians’ triumph. First, he collected a pass from right back Sadegh Moharrami and fired with venom into the top corner from inside the box in the 66th minute.
Alipour added his second of the night five minutes later, this time he found space inside Nasaf’s box to receive a squared pass from the left by Mohammad Ansari and drove it low with his left into the back of the net to complete a 3-0 win.