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This Saturday sees the first leg of the 2018 ACL Final, Kashima are hosting Persepolis of Iran with the second leg a week later at the Azadi on the 10th.
Kashima won through after an epic semi against Suwon, you’ll remember these were the two sides that qualified from the group stages ahead of Sydney, that they went all the way to be the last two remaining from East Asia proves how tough our group was. Kashima won 3-2 at home, scoring an injury time winner after being 2-0 down really early. They then drew 3-3 in the second leg to secure a 6-5 win on aggregate, after again being 3-1 down around the hour mark. Seems to be the way for Japanese teams, I swear it must be written into J-League by-laws that every match must feature a goal in added time.
Persepolis won through from the West after edging out Al Sadd (eat shit Qatar) 2-1 on aggregate.