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South Korean Clubs to Meet in Asian Champions League QFs

South Korean Clubs to Meet in Asian Champions League QFs

Friday, 17 September, 2021 - 09:15
Ulsan's players celebrate winning the AFC Champions League finals football match between Iran's Persepolis and Korea's Ulsan Hyundai on December 19, 2020 at the Al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al-Wakrah. (AFP)

Defending champion Ulsan Hyundai was drawn Friday to face South Korean league rival Jeonbuk in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League.

Ulsan will be attempting to extend its 16-match winning streak in the competition. Last year, Ulsan won its second Asian Champions League title by defeating Iranian club Persepolis 2–1 in the final.

Pohang Steelers, the third South Korean club in the last eight, will take on Japanese team Nagoya Grampus, said The Associated Press.

In the West Region, Persepolis will play Saudi club Al Hilal and UAE team Al Wahda will take on Saudi rival Al Nassr.

Next month's quarterfinals and semifinals will be single matches played at centralized locations in South Korea (East Region) and Saudi Arabia (West) because of the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions.

The final is scheduled to be played in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 23.

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