Frontale & Reds to meet in ACL quarters

Frontale & Reds to meet in ACL quarters

The draw for the 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final took place on Tuesday afternoon in Kuala Lumpur, with Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Reds paired with each other in the two-legged contest.

After defeating Muangthong United in the Round of 16, Frontale will return to the quarter-final for the first time since 2009 when they were knocked out by Nagoya Grampus.

Urawa Reds will be looking to reach the semi-final for the first time since 2008, when they lost to eventual champions Gamba Osaka.

In the other East Zone quarter-final, Chinese clubs Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande were drawn together.

ACL Quarter-final Schedule (East Zone)

First Leg
August 22 (Tue): Shanghai SIPG vs. Guangzhou Evergrande
August 23 (Wed): Kawasaki Frontale vs. Urawa Reds

Second Leg
September 12 (Tue): Guangzhou Evergrande vs. Shanghai SIPG
September 13 (Wed): Urawa Reds vs. Kawasaki Frontale