The Iranian professional troika recorded a comfortable 3-0 win against Iraq on Matchday Two of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Group A to keep up their 100 percent record on Tuesday.

Iran PressIran news: Just three minutes into the game, Team Melli opened the scoring thanks to Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s thunderous header, with Mehdi Taremi’s exquisite delivery from the left flank in Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium.

Taremi was at the thick of the action once more a few minutes later when following a set-piece routine for his side, he took control of the ball at the edge of the area and cut inside, before attempting to place the ball at the far corner in a crowded penalty area but Iraq’s three-time AFC Cup-winning goalkeeper Fahad Talib was well-positioned to deal with the threat.

Team Melli doubled their lead with 20 minutes left on the clock when they broke forward with Azmoun on the left receiving the ball and hoofing it high up towards the penalty area where an onrushing Taremi expertly controlled the ball under pressure from two defenders, before sliding it low between Talib’s feet.

Substitute Ali Gholizadeh who plays as a forward for Belgian First Division A club Charleroi made it 3-0 with under a minute left of normal time, after receiving fellow substitute Karim Ansarifard’s pass, comfortably controlling the ball in the six-yard box under virtually no pressure, before firing low towards goal.

Dragan Scocic’s cemented their stance at the top of the table with six points.

Iran will face the UAE and the Korea Republic in the next international break in October.