DOHA: Ulsan Hyundai claimed their second Asian Champions League crown by defeating Iran’s Persepolis 2-1 in the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar,
The South Korean club rallied to an impressive comeback victory after Mehdi Abdi Qara gave Persepolis the lead. Brazilian Junior Negrao scored in each half to hand his side their second continental club title since 2012.
Asian confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa described the final as “a memorable night of spectacular football.”
He added: “This has been a challenging year for everyone across the world of football, and the AFC is proud to have successfully and safely delivered the AFC Champions League 2020 for the benefit of our clubs and member associations.”
The AFC president also paid tribute to this year’s centralised host – the Qatar Football Association and the Qatar Government – and hailed the efforts of the medical team in Qatar.
Among individual awards, Yoon Bit-garam’s fine form for Ulsan Hyundai saw the midfielder clinch the most valuable player award while Al Nassr striker Abderrazak Hamdallah was crowned the competition’s top scorer, finishing with seven goals in fewer total minutes throughout the competition ahead of Ulsan front man Negrão who also completed his spectacular campaign with seven goals.