Guangzhou Evergrande Make Last Eight Of AFC Champions League
Following their first leg home victory 1-0 last week, Guangzhou tied Kashima 2-2 on aggregate and progressed to the quarterfinals on the away goal rule.
Ten minutes after the half break, midfielder Paulinho, who scored the winner in the first leg, netted again the crucial goal for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side, forcing Kashima to the corners as they would have to score twice in order to advance.
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Mu Kanazaki had a late goal in stoppage time, but was not enough to prevent Kashima from exiting the tournament.