Persepolis to face Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

( The 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final ties were confirmed on Tuesday following the competition’s Knockout Stage draw in Kuala Lumpur.

From West Asia: Al Ahli (KSA), Al Ain (UAE), Al Hilal (KSA) and Persepolis (IRN)
From East Asia: Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN), Kawasaki Frontale (JPN), Shanghai SIPG (CHN) and Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)

Draw Result

Quarter-final 1

August 21, First leg: Al Ain v Al Hilal
September 11, Second leg: Al Hilal v Al Ain

Quarter-final 2
August 22, First leg: Persepolis v Al Ahli (KSA)
September 12, Second leg: Al Ahli (KSA) v Persepolis

Semi-final 1
September 26, First leg: Winner of QF1 v QF 2
October 17, Second leg: QF2 v QF1

Quarter-final 3

August 22, First leg: Shanghai SIPG v Guangzhou Evergrande
September 12, Second leg: Guangzhou Evergrande v Shanghai SIPG

Quarter-final 4
August 23, First leg: Kawasaki Frontale v Urawa Red Diamonds
September 13, Second leg: Urawa Red Diamonds v Kawasaki Frontale

Semi-final 2
September 27, First leg: Winner of QF3 v QF4
October 18, Second leg: QF4 v QF3

2017 AFC Champions League Final
November 18, First leg: Winner of SF1 v SF2
November 25, Second leg: SF2 v SF1

2016 runners-up Al Ain will have home advantage in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final encounter with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis set to pit their wits against 2012 runners-up Al Ahli from Saudi Arabia in West Asia’s other intriguing last eight fixture.

Meanwhile in East Asia, Shanghai SIPG will come up against domestic rivals and two-time AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande, while Kawasaki Frontale have been drawn to face compatriots and 2007 winners Urawa Red Diamonds.

For the competition’s semi-finals, the winners of both QF1 and QF3 will host the first leg, with the winners of QF2 and QF4 due to host the return fixture.

While for the final, the winners of SF1 – West Asia – will host the first leg, and the winner of SF2 – East Asia – will host the second leg.