When your opponent’s defence is this badly organised, who needs a playmaker?
The Azadi Stadium in Tehran was the stage for Iran’s World Cup qualifier with China on Tuesday, and the visitors went home with nothing after some particularly suspect defending.
WATCH: Keeper saves rocket with his face
Having emerged for the second half just moments before, China’s back line made a meal of what could have been a routine clearance, only for Mehdi Taremi to pounce and make it 1-0.
The goal prompted a raft of changes from Marcelo Lippi, but it wasn’t enough and the damage had already been done.
See Lippi’s defensive line fall to bits in the footage above!