Hertha bagged the lead in just three minutes when Anthony Sanneh's cross from the left was met by Daei
who headed the ball home.
Iran increased the pressure but Bosnich was rarely tested although he was relieved to see a 20-yard free-kick from Ali Daei
just sail over the bar with seven minutes remaining.
's brother, Mohammad, who was with Daei
at the time of crash just before Now Ruz, was quoted by the Fars news agency as announcing the suit.
And the good news is that all is not well within the Iran camp, with relations between Daei
and federation head Ali Kafashian less than cordial.
American Anthony Sanneh's cross from the left was met by Daei
- who had squeezed between Marcel Desailly and Lebouef - and the striker bulleted a header into the net.
received head injuries the night of March 17 and underwent surgery the next morning.
Striker Ali Daei
and midfielder Mehdi Mahdevikia have played in the Bundesliga for many years.
IRAN: Mirzapour, Golmohammadi, Rezaei, Kaabi, Nosrati (Borhani 81), Mahdavikia, Nekounam, Karimi (Madanchi 62), Teymourian, Hashemian, Daei
said they had refrained from sending the car to a garage for repair so they could prove that its 18 airbags did not work.
Staunton's volleyed clearance came straight back and the dangerous Daei
was there but, although his free header beat Given's dive, the striker threw up his arms in despair when it dropped wide.
Mehrdad Minavand had to be stretchered off for a short spell of treatment and then, after just four minutes, Roy Keane caught Daei
with a lunging challenge that left the tall striker flat out.
The Blues' hopes of progressing beyond the first phase of the Champions' League took a hammer blow against Hertha Berlin where they were sunk by two-goal Iranian Ali Daei