AFC Champions League News and Features
A 0-0 draw was enough to take Kashima Antlers to AFC Champions League glory as Persepolis failed to break down the dogged visitors.
Leo Silva and Serginho goals gave Kashima Antlers a crucial 2-0 lead on aggregate in the first leg of the AFC Champions League final.
Kashima Antlers came from behind to draw 3-3 with Suwon Bluewings and clinch a 6-5 aggregate victory in the AFC Champions League semi-final.
Siamak Nemati scored the decisive goal against Al Sadd to send Persepolis into the final of the AFC Champions League.
Atsuto Uchida Kashima Antlers came from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory over Suwon Bluewings and seize the advantage in the AFC Champions League semis.
Ali Alipour stepped up to score a late penalty and put Persepolis in firm control of their AFC Champions League semi-final against Al Sadd.
When all hope appeared lost, Jeonbuk Motors fought back, only to suffer the agony of a penalty shoot-out defeat.
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.
Club World Cup holders Real Madrid will take on either Chivas Guadalajara or the Asian champions in their 2018 semi-final.
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