Kerman: Iranian ACL 2013 debutants Tractor Sazi moved into the second position of the Iranian Pro League table after recording an important 3-1 away win over Mes Kerman on Saturday.
Tractor Sazi, who will make their ACL debut against Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates on 26 February 2013, leapfrogged Foolad in the second place as the later could only muster 1-1 draw against Saipa.
Mehdi Salehi scored his first of the day in the 16th minute but Mehrdad Karimian levelled the score four minutes later.Tractor hit back with a 2-1 lead after Salehi grabbed his brace in the 35th minute and Javad Kazemian settled the tie in favour of the visitors in the 53rd minute. Tractor are two points behind leaders and fellow ACL contenders Esteghlal who have a match in hand.
In their first appearance in the ACL, Tractor Sazi will face the challenges of Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab, Al Jazira of the UAE and El Jaish of Qatar in Group A