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Seoul FC advance to Asian Champions League semifinals

There will be an all-South Korean semifinal in the Asian Champions League after Seoul FC drew with Chinese side Shandong Luneng 1-1 to win 4-2 on aggregate

Seoul FC advance to Asian Champions League semifinals

JINAN, China (AP) -- There will be an all-South Korean semifinal in the Asian Champions League after Seoul FC drew with Chinese side Shandong Luneng 1-1 to win 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday.

Seoul will play Jeonbuk Motors, based about 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Seoul at Jeonju. Jeonbuk beat another Chinese side Shanghai SIPG 5-0 on Tuesday in the second leg of their quarterfinal after the first leg ended 0-0.

After a scoreless first half at Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Shandong midfielder Walter Montillo gave the home side a 1-0 lead from a header after an hour.

Yun Ju-tae equalized with seven minutes remaining for Seoul, which won the first leg at home 3-1. Against the run of play, Dejan Damjanovic's pass inside the box allowed substitute Yun to send the ball past Shandong goalkeeper Wang Dalei.

Later Wednesday at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Al Nasr was scheduled to host Qatari club El Jaish in the second leg of their quarterfinal.

Al Nasr won the first leg 3-0, but that result was reversed when the Asian Football Confederation ruled Al Nasr fielded an ineligible player, Brazilian-born and Indonesian-nationalized forward Wanderley. He scored two goals in the first leg, but was deemed ineligible as his Indonesian passport was a forgery. El Jaish was awarded a 3-0 win for the forfeit.

The Al Nasr-El Jaish winner will play UAE side Al Ain, which advanced to the semis on Tuesday by defeating Uzbek club Lokomotiv Tashkent 1-0 after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

The semifinal legs are scheduled for Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 18-19. The two-leg final is set for Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.