Persepolis hopes of a first ever AFC Champions League final place were shattered at the hands of Al Hilal as Omar Khribin’s hat-trick helped ensure Saudi Arabian giant will take a commanding four-goal lead into the semifinal second leg in three weeks’ time after posting a 4-0 first leg victory at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Hilal hosts Persepolis in a much-awaited clash in the first leg of their 2017 AFC Champions League semifinal on Tuesday, with both sides looking to seize the initiative as they aim to win their first Asian title since the tournament revamp in 2002.
Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League professional soccer club Persepolis has clinched an emphatic win against Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinal round of the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, and advanced to the next stage of the tournament.
Persepolis and Al Ahli go into the second leg of their AFC Champions League quarterfinal at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today with the tie tantalizingly poised after the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in last month’s first leg.
It will be a clash of two of West Asia's most popular teams when Persepolis of Iran takes on Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli in the quarterfinals of the 2017 AFC Champions League in the Omani capital of Muscat tonight.
The newly discovered gateway to the city of Parseh in the Persepolis, located in Iran's Fars Province near Shiraz, will be turned into a museum, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) said.