Monday, December 5, 2022

Iran’s Persepolis to Face Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli in ACL Quarters

Iranian football club Persepolis was drawn with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.

Following the Tuesday’s draw in Kuala Lampur, Persepolis of Iran and Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia will play the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final match on August 22, and the second one in September.

In the other quarter-final match of West Asia, Al Ain from the United Arab Emirates will face Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

In East Asia, two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande will face fellow Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, and the winner will face either Kawasaki Frontale or the former champions Urawa Red Diamonds, both from Japan, in the semi-finals.

AFC Champions LeagueFor the competition’s semi-finals, the winners of both QF1 and QF3 will host the first leg, with the winners of QF2 and QF4 due to host the return fixture.

While for the final, the winners of SF1 – West Asia – will host the first leg, and the winner of SF2 – East Asia – will host the second leg.

In this year’s draw, there was no seeding and no country protection, and therefore, an open draw was implemented for both West Asia and East Asia.

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