Tehran, July 18, IRNA - Iran edged past Malaysia 2-0 in the 14th Asian Cup Group C match in Bukit Jalil National stadium in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday.
International playmaker Ali Karimi was brought down in the area in the 29th minute and Spain's Osasuna-signed Javad Nekounam made the penalty kick.
The second came as Bolton midfielder Andranik Teimourian fired home with a low left drive on the 77th minutes. Iran cruised into the next round as Group C leader, setting up a match with rejuvenated South Korea next Sunday.
In another Group C game, Uzbekistan defeated China 3-0.
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