Adelaide to meet Bunyodkor as Al Ittihad prepare for Lippi’s Guangzhou in ACL quarters

Adelaide United will meet old rivals Bunyodkor in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Asian Champions League following the draw for the last eight in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Adelaide United will meet old rivals Bunyodkor in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Asian Champions League following the draw for the last eight in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

The Reds will take on the Uzbeks in a re-match of the 2008 semi-finals after the pair were also drawn together in the Group Stage this year.

Adelaide beat Bunyodkor 2-1 in Tashkent in their opening group match this campaign before a scoreless draw in Australia in the second encounter.

Other ACL quarter-finals matches includes two-time winners Al Ittihad from Saudi Arabia facing Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande, managed by former World Cup winner Marcello Lippi (Italy), and three-time Iranian champions Sepahan taking on Saudi League runners-up Al Ahli.

The final fixture will see K-League side Ulsan Hyundai meet Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

The first legs will take place on September 19 with the second legs on October 2 and 3.

2012 Asian Champions League quarter-finals

Al Ittihad (KSA) v Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)
Sepahan (IRN) v Al Ahli (KSA)
Adelaide United (AUS) v Bunyodkor (UZB)
Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) v Al Hilal (KSA)

 
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