Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AFC Champions League

Four games were contested in the Round of 16 in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.


At Rayyan, Qatar (due to deteriorating relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran):

Thanks to goals courtesy of Omar Khirbin (16') and Salem Al Dawsari (82'), Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) posted a second 2-1 victory over Esteghlal Khuzestan (Iran) and took their two-game series 4-2 on aggregate.

At Doha, Qatar:

An own goal in the 23rd minute from Chico Flores propelled Persepolis to a 1-0 game-two road win over Lekhwiya and a series aggregate victory by that same score.


At Kawasaki, Japan:

Kawasaki Frontale, with goals from Yu Kobayashi (31'), Tatsuya Hasegawa (32'), Eduardo Neto (40'), and Rhayner Santos Nascimento (79'),  dominated visiting Muangthong United 4-1 in game two and won their two-match series 7-2 on aggregate.

At Kashima, Japan:

Paulinho scored the series-winning goal in the 55th minute as Guangzhou Evergrande, despite dropping a 2-1 game-two road decision to Kashima Antlers, won their series with the Japanese club on away goals with the aggregate score at 2-2.

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