HONG KONG: Former champions Ulsan Hyundai will tackle Chinese aspect Beijing Guoan within the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League after the draw for the following spherical of the continental membership competitors was made in Doha on Tuesday.
Japan’s Vissel Kobe, at the moment house to former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta, had been drawn to face South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings.
The quarter-finals shall be performed on Thursday with the semi-finals as a consequence of be held three days later.
The groups will meet at Al Janoub Stadium because the competitors continues to be held in a biosecure bubble within the Qatari capital after its suspension earlier within the yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Persepolis awaits within the remaining after the Iranian aspect superior to the decider in October on the finish of a centralised occasion additionally performed in Qatar for groups from the west of the continent.
Ulsan are the one workforce remaining within the competitors to have gained the occasion in its present guise, claiming the title in 2012, they usually tackle a Beijing aspect which have superior to the quarter-finals for the primary time.
Kobe are making their debut within the competitors whereas Suwon have twice been topped Asian champions prior to now, successful its predecessor, the Asian Club Championship, in 2001 and 2002.