Esteghlal advanced to the next round of the Asian Champions League qualifiers, after a comfortable 3-nil victory against al-Kuwait Sports Club in Dubai.
Cheick Diabaté put the Iranian Blues ahead in the 27th minute after holding off the defenders, to slot the ball into the far corner.
Diabaté was on target again for Esteghlal in the 53rd minute after calmly controlling and converting a cross into the net with a low drive.
And Voria Qafouri made sure of the win for Esteghlal five minutes later, after his splendid free kick flew into the top corner.
Iran’s other representative Shahr Khodro also advanced to the next round after a 2-1 win over al-Riffa of Bahrain.