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FC Seoul reaches Asian Champions League semifinals

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 27, 2014 at 9:31 am •  Published: August 27, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Goalkeeper Yu Shang-hun made three saves in the shootout Wednesday as FC Seoul defeated Pohang Steelers 3-0 on penalties to reach the Asian Champions League semifinals following another 0-0 draw.

The teams played 210 minutes without scoring — the first leg in Pohang and 120 minutes on Wednesday in Seoul.

In the shootout, Yu stopped the first three Pohang shooters, saving captain Hwang Ji-soo's low shot to his right, punching out Kim Jae-sung's attempt by diving to his left, and then diving again to his left on Park Hee-chul's low strike.

Everton Santos scored on Pohang goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong as FC Seoul's first shooter and Osmar Barba also converted his chance. Shin stopped Kim Jin-kyu but Colombian midfielder Mauricio Molina, the fourth shooter for Seoul, converted his shot to clinch the victory before 14,000 fans.

Seoul will meet Australian club Western Sydney in the East semifinals next month after the Wanderers beat defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande in the other quarterfinal.

After Western Sydney won the opening match 1-0 in Sydney, Guangzhou edged the Wanderers 2-1 Wednesday, leaving the teams level 2-2 on aggregate but the Australian side advanced on away goals.

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