Ulsan Horang-i beat Persepolis 2-1 in Asian Champions League last

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Ulsan Hyundai’s gamers have fun with a trophy after the AFC Champions League last match in opposition to Persepolis in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Ulsan Horang-i of South Korea defeated Iran’s Persepolis 2-1 on Saturday in Qatar to turn out to be champion of Asia for the second time.

Two targets from Brazilian striker Junior Negrao gave the Tigers a come-from-behind win within the Asian Champions League last.

Whereas Ulsan managed the primary half, a defensive mistake from Park Joo-ho allowed Mehdi Abdi to place Persepolis forward with a low shot within the 45th minute.

There was nonetheless time earlier than the break for Ulsan, champion in 2012, to stage. Yoon Bit-garam, who had hit the put up within the ninth minute, was introduced down within the space by Ahmad Nourollahi.

Junior Negrao’s penalty was saved by Persepolis goalkeeper Hamed Lak however the striker, high scorer within the Okay-League in 2020, scored from the rebound moments earlier than the break.

Ulsan had a second spot-kick eight minutes after the restart following a handball from Mehdi Shiri and this time the Brazilian made no mistake to attain his seventh objective of the match.

Persepolis pushed ahead however was unable to seek out the equalizer regardless of a penalty declare 5 minutes from time.

The end result leaves Iran nonetheless looking for a primary continental championship since 1993, whereas Korea now has a report 12 titles, 5 greater than Japan. Persepolis misplaced within the 2018 last.

The outbreak of coronavirus triggered the match to be suspended from March to September. Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, stepped in to stage all of the remaining video games in a biosecure setting.

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