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AFC Champions League (West): Quarter-finalists confirmed


Doha: Persepolis FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia advanced to the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Sunday to complete the West Zone line-up.

Persepolis, runners-up in 2018, and Al Nassr joined Al Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor, who confirmed their places on Saturday, in the West Zone quarter-finals.

The draw for the knockout stage will take place in Doha at 11:00 local time (UTC +3) on Monday.

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Persepolis sealed their quarter-final berth in dramatic fashion on Sunday, with Isa Al Kasir scoring an 88th minute winner for the Iran Pro League champions against Qatar's Al Sadd SC.

Round of 16: Persepolis FC 1-0 Al Sadd SC

Al Nassr had talisman Abderrazak Hamdallah to thank as the Moroccan's sixth goal of the campaign saw them defeat domestic rivals Al Taawoun FC 1-0 to seal their spot in the quarter-finals.

Round of 16: Al Nassr 1-0 Al Taawoun FC

Al Ahli Saudi, who finished top of Group A, advanced to the quarter-finals after defeating UAE's Shabab Al Ahli Dubai 4-3 on penalties, with the match having ended 1-1 after extra-time on Saturday.

Round of 16: Al Ahli Saudi 1-1 Shabab Al Ahli Dubai (Al Ahli Saudi win 4-3 on penalties)

Pakhtakor, in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009, defeated Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal FC 2-1, with the Uzbekistan side having advanced to the Round of 16 as Group B winners.

Round of 16: Pakhtakor 2-1 Esteghlal FC

The quarter-finals will both be played on Wednesday, with the West Zone semi-final scheduled for October 3. All the matches will be played at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.

Polls ends at 21:00 (UTC +8) on September 30.

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