Paatoop - Three Iranians appeared for their clubs in the Round of 32 of the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League.
Sardar Azmoun’s Russian club Rostov defeated Sparta Praha of Czech Republic 4-0 in Stadion Olimp 2. Azmoun was subbed on for Bukharov in the 67th minute, and he scored the fourth goal for his club just a minute after coming on the pitch.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s Dutch club AZ Alkmaar suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat against French visitors Olympique Lyonnais. The Iranian winger played the full match and scored AZ’s lone goal from the penalty spot in the 68th minute.
Karim Ansarifard’s Greek club Olympiacos drew Turkish club Osmanlispor 0-0 in Piraeus. The Iranian striker came on in the 87th minute of action.