Persepolis dramatically advance to ACL semis after beating Al Duhail

September 17, 2018

TEHRAN – Persepolis football team from Iran came from behind to beat Al Duhail of Qatar 3-1 in the second leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Monday.

In the match held in Tehran’s 80,000-seater Azadi Stadium, the Reds showed a remarkable performance against one the best Asian teams, sealing a 3-2 aggregate.

Captain Karim Boudiaf gave the visitors the lead in the 33rd minute following a set-piece situation.

Persepolis returned to the match in the 57th minute after Jalal Hosseini left footed shot from the center of the box went to the top left corner.

Al Duhail defender Sultan Al Brake scored an own goal in the 76th minute.

Godwin Mensha made it 3-1 in the 78th minute after dribbling past Al Duhail goalkeeper Amine Lecomte.

Persepolis will play the winners of Qatar’s Al Sadd and Iran’s Esteghlal in the semifinals.

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