TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Five Iranian players have been shortlisted for the 2020 AFC Champions League Matchday Six Player of the Week.
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Esteghlal football club star Mehdi Ghaedi received an impressive 8.6 OPTA rating following a goal and an assist in match against Al-Ahli.
Sepahan forward scored a goal against Al-Sadd and received 7.7 OPTA rating.
A third man from Iran rounds out the top three as Ehsan Pahlevan's role as creator in Persepolis's stunning 4-0 win over the UAE's Sharjah was recognized by OPTA. The 27-year-old winger earned 7.7 OPTA rating.
Persepolis pair Shojae Khalilzadeh and Isa Alkasir, both of whom scored and registered matching 7.5 OPTA scores.
Al-Ain striker Kodjo Laba's impact was such that he made it into fourth place in OPTA's rankings for Matchday Six with a 7.6 score.
Pakhtakor's Jaloliddin Masharipov, who registered a 7.6, scored the Uzbek side's only goal in a 1-0 win over Shahr Khodro FC, while Al-Sadd striker Hashim Ali also found the net in the Qatari side's defeat to Sepahan for his 7.6 rating.
The winner will be decided by the Asian football fans in a poll.