Al Hilal lost on Monday against Istiqlal Iran 1-2 in the third round of the AFC Champions League, but the Blue Team maintained their top spot with six points from their last two rounds, While the Iranian team rose to 4 points in third place.
The Iranian team put Al Hilal under pressure early with a goal after 5 minutes of the start of the game. Al Hilal tried to equalize, but the Iranian team boosted their lead with a second goal in the 30th minute.
With the start of the second half, Al Hilal intensified their attacks in order to reduce the difference, until the French player Gomis scored in the 71st minute. Al Hilal failed to score the equalizer before the end of the game