Esteghlal News and Features
Tianjin Quanjian were no match for Kashima Antlers, whose 3-0 win sealed a 5-0 aggregate victory and an AFC Champions League last-four spot.
Xavier Hernández Creus Esteghlal took the lead in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final with Xavi's Al Sadd, but fell apart after the break.
Buriram United, Zob Ahan and Al Duhail all claimed the upper hand in their attempts to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Persepolis and Esteghlal secured progress as group winners, but Al Ain were the stars of the day with their 4-1 win at Al Rayyan.
Al Duhail became the first side to qualify from the group stages of the AFC Champions League - but they certainly did it the hard way.
Givanildo Vieira de Souza Shanghai SIPG had no problems continuing their winning start to AFC Champions League Group F, beating Melbourne Victory 4-1 on Tuesday.
Salem Al Dawsari Guangzhou Evergrande qualified for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League after Paulinho's away goal, while Persepolis progressed.
Esteghlal left it late to claim a 1-0 first-leg win over Al Ain in the AFC Champions League, while Al-Ahli and Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai drew.
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