A tight schedule, Kashima Antlers head coach Go Oiwa is confident, will not stop the Japanese side from giving its best when it faces Persepolis in the second leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday.
The first leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final did not go according to plans for Iran’s Persepolis FC as J-League side Kashima Antlers registered a 2-0 victory at the Kashima Soccer Stadium on Saturday.
Iran’s Persepolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers will appear in the AFC Champions League final for the first time when they face off in the first leg of the showpiece event at Kashima Soccer Stadium today.
Iranian Persian Gulf Pro League club Persepolis booked its place in the 2018 AFC Champions League (ACL) final after a 1-1 draw against Al Sadd gave them a 2-1 aggregate victory thanks to another disciplined display at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.
Kashima Antlers will face Persepolis in the 2018 AFC Champions League final, after coming back from two goals down to salvage a 3-3 draw with Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the second leg of the semifinals, and progress with a 6-5 aggregate win.