Qatar’s Al Sadd crowned champions of Asia
Qatar’s Al Sadd football team has beaten out Korea Republic’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in a thrilling penalty kick showdown for the AFC Champions League title.
The teams, deadlocked at 2-2 in extra time, moved on to the penalty round, where Qatar trumped 4-2 in South Korea’s Jeonju World Cup stadium.
The victory brought an exhilarating end to a turbulent competition for Al Sadd, who were involved in an ugly mass brawl during their semi-final against South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
It was a messy but enthralling game, played in front of a raucous crowd, and vindicates Al Sadd coach Jorge Fossati’s pre-match warning that his unfancied side deserved to be in the final.
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Congrats, Al Sadd!
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