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Guangzhou reaches Asian Champion League final

October 2, 2013

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Guangzhou Evergrande secured a spot in the Asian Champions League final by beating Japanese visitor Kashiwa Reysol 4-0 on Wednesday.

Brazilian Muriqui scored two second-half goals as the Chinese team advanced 8-1 on aggregate.

Marcello Lippi’s side went into the match with a huge advantage after a 4-1 win in the first leg of the semifinals last Wednesday.

Evergrande is aiming to become the first Chinese team to win the Asian club title since 1990.

Brazilian Elkeson opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Argentina’s Dario Conca widened the advantage in the 57th before Muriqui completed the scoring with two quick goals in the last 11 minutes.

Guangzhou will face either FC Seoul or Iranian club Esteghlal in the final.

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