Semi-finals, Second Leg: What They Said
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2018 AFC Champions League semi-finals concluding this week across Asia, the-AFC.com looks back at the reactions of the key players involved in the exciting second leg ties.
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Persepolis midfielder Bashar Resan dedicates the side's place in the AFC Champions League Final to their passionate fanbase who packed out Tehran's Azadi Stadium in the 1-1 draw with Al Sadd, which secured a 2-1 aggregate semi-final win.
We played well in both legs but we could not make use of the chances which came our way. In the first leg, we conceded a penalty that led to our defeat and the exit from the tournament. This is how football is.
Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira in philosophical mood after the AFC Champions League exit at the hands of Persepolis in Tehran.
I don’t know how to describe the moment [of scoring], I was out of control. I was so happy when I saw everyone cheering. I have never experienced anything like this before, but it’s a really good feeling and I know all Iranians are happy. But it’s not finished, we still need their support in the final.
Match-winner Siamak Nemati tries to put into words the feeling of scoring the goal that sent Persepolis into the AFC Champions League Final.
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