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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Sep 25, 2013

Guangzhou, Seoul close in on ACL final

Guangzhou Evergrande and FC Seoul closed in on a spot in the Asian Champions League final after recording semi-final first leg victories on Wednesday.

FC Seoul's Molina Uribe, left, fights for the ball against Esteghlal's Pejman Nouri during their Asian Champions League semi-final match
FC Seoul's Molina Uribe, left, fights for the ball against Esteghlal's Pejman Nouri during their Asian Champions League semi-final match

Guangzhou, managed by former Juventus and Italy coach Marcello Lippi, made a giant stride towards a final berth by running out 4-1 winners at Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol.

Conceicao Jorge Wagner put the hosts in front after ten minutes before second half goals from Luiz Muriqui (2), Dario Conca and Elkeson De Oliveira Cardoso sealed a comfortable win.

Seoul, meanwhile, could face Guangzhou in the final after beating Iranian club Esteghlal 2-0 in their semi-final first leg.

Dejan Damjanovic put the Korean’s ahead in the 38th minute from close range before Go Yo-han’s second-half strike made it comfortable. The second leg will take place on October 2 in Tehran.

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