|Esteghlal set to make history in ACL||
TEHRAN – Iran's Esteghlal is going to make history in second leg game of the Asian Champions League (ACL) semifinals against FC Seoul in Tehran on Wednesday.
The Iranian outfit lost 2-0 at Seoul in the first leg.
The situation is retrievable at the 90,000 capacity Azadi Stadium in Tehran but Esteghlal will be without star international midfielders Javad Nekounam and Andranik Teymourian, who are suspended after picking up yellow cards in Korea.
"We lost the first leg because of our players’ mistakes. It’s while Esteghlal put FC Seoul under pressure in the first half," Esteghlal coach Amir Ghalenoei said in the pre-match news conference. "With the support of our fans I believe that Esteghlal can score two goals. Our players are mentally prepared to defeat the Korean team."
Seoul is on an unbeaten run of 12 games domestically. Six K-League teams have been crowned champion of Asia but Seoul had never progressed past the quarterfinals before this season.
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