- Persepolis and Ulsan will play in the AFC Champions League final
- Iranians will play the second deciding factor within three years
- Koreans are competing for the second title
Iranian champion Persepolis for the past three years and 2012 Asian champion Ulsan Hyundai have won the AFC Champions League title in Qatar this Saturday and the right to represent the continent at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar. 2020 ™. FIFA.com Preview the finals of the Asian flagship tournament between one team hoping to make up for their previous defeat and another team seeking a second title.
December 19, Al Wakrah Stadium (15:00 – 1300 CET local time)
Persepolis will play in a match determined to make up for the disappointment of the 2018 Champions League final, losing to Japan’s Kashima Antlers a total of 2-0. Persepolis, the winner of the Iranian League for the past three years, wants to recreate its domestic advantage on the continental stage.
For Iranian costumes and their coach Yahuya Gormohamadi, this is no easy task. Not only did his opponent have a lot of experience in the Champions League, but he also won the 2012 edition, beating Saudi Arabia’s Al Ari 3-0.
Road to the final
Persepolis got off to a disappointing start at this year’s tournament, scoring just one point from the opening two games before the tournament was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. When the match resumed in September and all matches were held in Qatar, the Red Army won three of the next four matches, surpassing Group C and advancing to the knockout stage.
The Iranians have since defeated Qatar’s Al Sadd and Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in the last 16 and quarterfinals, respectively. In the semi-finals, following a one-on-one draw after the extra round, Persepolis defeated one of Saudi Arabia’s favorite Al-Nassr in a penalty shootout (5-3).
On their side, Ulsan heads for the decision with an impressive undefeated run. They broke through Group F after winning five and drawing one of the first six games, scoring 14 goals in the meantime. The 2019 and 2020 Korean champions brought the form into the knockout phase, beating the last 16 Melbourne Victory 3-0.
In the quarter-finals, he defeated China PR Beijing Guoan in the Brazilian Junior Negrao brace and eliminated Vissel Kobe and his star Andres Iniesta in the semi-finals to advance to the club’s second final.
The Tehran Giants focus on team play rather than individual skills, as evidenced by six different players sharing the team’s 12 goals for the finals. Behind the scenes, they will rely heavily on goalkeeper Hamed Lak, who kept no goals in five of the seven games he played.
In the middle, director Gormo Hamadi looks to Iraq’s international Bashar Rasan. Told to FIFA.com “The team with the fewest mistakes wins on Saturday.”
On their side, Ulsan will take advantage of their offensive power, especially that of Brazilian Junior Negrao and Norwegian Beorn Youngsen. In this edition, each pair scores five times, accounting for almost half of the team as a whole. Kim Do-hoon also has a lot of experience.
Ulsan Hyundai includes many international players who play for the Korean national team, midfielder Yoon Bit-garam, who is famous for his deadball skills, and Lee Keun-ho, the only veteran captain who has won eight years in the Asian title. There is. Before.
– Soccer Sports
FIFA Club World Cup 2020-News-Persepolis wins for the first time, Ulsan second place
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