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

18 September 2013 20:14

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.

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Info

Competition
AFC Champions League
Date
18 September 2013
Kick-off
17:15
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
1 - 4
On aggregate
1 - 6

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
16' Elkeson
0 - 3
31' Muriqui
 (assist by Elkeson)
Zhang Linpeng (OG) 51'  
1 - 3
1 - 4
77' Elkeson
 (assist by Gao Lin)

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Substitutes

Wednesday 30 July

18:48
18:29
18:20
18:15
17:29
17:19
17:09
16:59
16:32
16:09
15:44
15:39
15:34
14:20
14:03
13:30
12:40
12:13
11:39
11:33
11:21
10:54
10:37
10:34
10:24
10:05
09:28
07:45
07:12
06:48
05:38
04:43
04:27
03:42
03:23
03:17
02:44
00:37

Tuesday 29 July

23:58
23:32
23:03
23:01
22:34
22:33
20:42
20:36
20:25
19:42
18:59
18:52
18:02
18:01
17:47
17:17
17:08
17:03
16:56
16:44
16:33
16:17
15:59
15:57
15:34
15:28
15:24
14:50
14:34
14:24
14:22
13:11
13:03
12:50
12:30
12:18
12:06
11:20
11:13
11:06
10:16
10:06
09:22
08:41
08:26
07:40
06:55
06:45
06:44
06:19
04:51
04:50
03:52
03:49
03:49
03:39
02:51
01:37
01:24
00:18

Monday 28 July

23:51
22:31
21:32
20:26
20:14
19:30
19:30
18:55
18:52
18:47
18:44
17:46
17:22
17:10
16:55
16:54
16:52
16:18
15:49
15:43
15:32
14:59
14:51
14:23
13:58
13:38
12:35
11:56
11:36
11:05
10:48
10:28
09:44
08:53
08:30
07:51
07:48
07:21
06:48
06:30
05:48
05:47
05:31
04:23
04:19
03:59
03:04
02:59
02:15
02:07
00:30
00:20

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