• Live Streaming Football
    As a Bet365 customer you can watch live streaming football, horse racing, tennis & hockey etc. Live betting available for all sports! [+]
  • Over 1000 in Free Bets
    Get Free Bets for Football!
    Take advantage of these amazing promotions while it lasts. Now you can bet with the finest bookmakers and get the best deal on the Net. [+]

AFC Champions League: Lekhwiya 1 Guangzhou Evergrande 4 (1-6 agg)

Guangzhou Evergrande secured their place in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 4-1 win at Lekhwiya on Wednesday.

Marcello Lippi’s men – who have tasted defeat just once in the Chinese Super League and are on the verge of winning the title for a third season in a row – headed into the second leg of the quarter-final clash holding a 2-0 aggregate lead.

Lekhwiya’s hopes of progression appeared slim, and they were always second best in what proved to be an extremely one-sided contest.

It took the visitors just 15 minutes to break the deadlock, midfielder Dario Conca finding the net as he turned in a right-wing free-kick at the near post.

Guangzhou’s lead was doubled only a minute later, Elkeson’s curling free-kick bouncing in off the post, leaving home goalkeeper Amine Lecomte-Addani helpless.

By that point the tie was all but over, but Guangzhou continued to be ruthless in front of goal, and Lippi’s side duly added a third just after the half-hour mark, Brazilian forward Muriqui slotting home with a smart finish.

The hosts refused to lie down, though, and they did restore some respectability six minutes into the second half as midfielder Nam Tae-Hee reduced the deficit.

But it was Guangzhou who were in command throughout, and they rounded off a comfortable win 13 minutes from time as Elkeson scored his second.

The first leg of the semi-finals are to take place on September 24, with Lippi’s men set to face either Kashiwa Reysol or Al Shabab.

Wed 18 Sep, 2013
RSS Feed
Buy Soccer Tickets Largest selection of premium soccer tickets for the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Serie A, European Cups, World Cup etc. Click Here

Add your comment