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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Kuala Lumpur: The cast for the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals was finalised on Tuesday following the conclusion of the West Round of 16 ties.


Al Sadd SC, AFC Champions League winners in 2011, and Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal SFC - twice runners-up in the present format of the Continental showpiece - advanced from their Round of 16 ties on Tuesday to join Al Nassr and Al Ittihad in the last eight.

Saudi sides Al Nassr and two-time champions Al Ittihad had sealed their places on Monday.

The quarter-finals will see Al Nassr facing Al Sadd on August 26 and September 16 while the all-Saudi last eight tie between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal will take place on August 27 and September 16.

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The East quarter-finals had been decided in June with China PR's Shanghai SIPG facing 2017 champions Urawa Red Diamonds on August 27 and September 17.

The other East quarter-final will have China PR's Guangzhou Evergrande - the 2015 winners - taking on defending champions Kashima Antlers on August 28 and September 18.

The semi-finals are scheduled for October 1, 2, 22 and 23 with the final on November 9 and 24.

Quarter-final Fixtures

Al Nassr vs Al Sadd (August 26, September 16)
Al Ittihad vs Al Hilal (August 27, September 17)
Shanghai SIPG vs Urawa Red Diamonds (August 27, September 17)
Guangzhou Evergrande vs Kashima Antlers (August 28, September 18)

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