AL RAYYAN, Nov 25 — Iran scored twice in the ultimate times of stoppage time to retain alive their hopes of achieving the Planet Cup knockout levels for the very first time with a thrilling previous-gasp victory in excess of a stunned 10-man Wales.
Wales, who had keeper Wayne Hennessey despatched off late in the match, looked to have survived the Iranian onslaught in their Group B come across at Al Rayyan’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, before substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi discovered the web and Ramin Rezaeian sealed the acquire with seconds still left.
Iran had arrive out fighting in the second half and strike the submit two times in a make a difference of seconds, with Sardar Azmoun’s shot rebounding to Ali Gholizadeh, whose comply with-up cannoned off the upright and again to the waiting around Azmoun, who headed tamely into keeper Hennessey’s fingers.
Iran, whose Planet Cup squad has been distracted by a political disaster at property, arrived shut once again on 72 minutes when Hennessey got a fingertip on Saeid Ezatolahi’s shot, then piled on the pressure immediately after Hennessey was sent off for dangerous perform when he charged out of his space and clattered into the onrushing Mehdi Taremi. — Reuters