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Persepolis advances to 2020 ACL final

Tehran Iranian football team Persepolis beat Saudi Arabia's team Al-Nasr late on Saturday to pave its way to the 2020 ACL final match. The heavyweight team beat Al-Nasr 2-1 in AFC semifinal competition in Doha, advancing to final of the Asian football tournament. Iranian and Saudi national soccer teams drew 1-1 during the two halves, but in penalty shootouts, Iran scored one more goal which took it to the AFC Champions League final. In the first half-time, Al-Nasr scored the first goal but Mehdi Abdi who replaced Isa Al-e Kasir scored the equalizer in the 42nd minute. The second half-time, as well as the two 15-minute extra times ended without exchanging any goal. However, Persepolis managed to beat Al-Nasr in penalty shootouts. Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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