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Al-Nassr Advances to the Asian Champions League Quarterfinals with a Ronaldo Goal

Feb. 22, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP): All-Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr defeated Al-Fayha 3-0 on aggregate to go to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals. Ronaldo was the player behind this victory.
Four minutes into the second leg’s return encounter in Riyadh, Ronaldo scored the game’s lone goal in the first leg and then again. Al-Nassr had advanced because Otavio had started the score.

Next month, in the quarterfinals, Al-Nassr will play Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates in an attempt to win a continental crown for the first time.
Korea, Japan, and China have representatives in the eastern zone, which is split into two geographical sections until the championship.

The two-time champions Ulsan HD and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will square off in an all-South Korean quarterfinal.
Ulsan won 2-1 away after capturing the first leg 3-0, and they went on to defeat Ventforet Kofu, a lower-division Japanese team, 5-1 on aggregate in the second round.
Jeonbuk drew 1-1 with Pohang Steelers, another Korean team, after defeating them 2-0 at home.

China’s Shandong Taishan narrowly defeated Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale in two legs, winning 6-5.

Down 3-2 after the first leg at home, Shandong promptly took the lead in Japan with to goals from Brazilian forwards Cryzan and Gao Zhunyi.
Kawasaki’s advantage was regained by Sota Miura and Erison, but Cryzan tied the score at five with seventeen minutes left. Jadson’s goal in the 97th minute moved Shandong, who were going for their first championship, into the quarterfinals where they would face another Japanese team.
With Anderson Lopes scored the lone goal in the rematch after the first leg in Thailand ended in a 2-2 draw, Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Bangkok United 3-2 on aggregate to secure their first-ever spot in the round of eight.

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