Lazio revived its chances of staying in the Champions League by convincingly beating third-placed Roma 3-0 in a Serie A derby on Friday. Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Immobile also found the target as Lazio controlled throughout. Lazio moved up to seventh place, two points behind fourth-placed Juventus, which faces a challenging visit to Inter Milan on Sunday; and three points behind Roma, which saw its title hopes fade.
Head coach Yahya Golmohammadi vowed not to allow Persepolis’ second Asian Champions League final defeat in three campaigns to derail the club from moving forward after the Iranians saw South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai claim the continental crown on Saturday. The 2-1 loss in front of a socially-distanced crowd of around 8,000 fans at the Al Janoub Stadium in Doha came two years after a defeat at the hands of Japan’s Kashima Antlers to leave the Iranian side still seeking an elusive first-ever Asian Champions League title. Persepolis’ hopes were hampered by the loss through suspension of key striker Issa Alekasir and midfielders Ehsan Pahlavan and Vahid Amiri, and Golmohammadi admitted his squad’s lack of depth made the task against a talented Ulsan side more challenging.
Asian Champions League-winning coach Kim Do-hoon has confirmed he will not renew his contract with Ulsan Hyundai despite steering the South Korean side to continental success at the end of a rollercoaster season. Kim led Ulsan to victory over Iran’s Persepolis on Saturday to deliver the club’s second Asian Champions League title, with the win coming less than six weeks after his side narrowly missed out on claiming both the K-League and Korean FA Cup titles. Junior Negrao’s double delivered a 2-1 win over Persepolis to earn the club their first Asian title since 2012.
Junior Negrao scored twice as South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai came from a goal behind to win the Asian Champions League final with a 2-1 victory over Persepolis of Iran in Doha on Saturday. A pair of VAR-awarded penalties swung the game in Ulsan’s favour either side of halftime after Mehdi Abdi gave Persepolis the lead against the run of play in the 45th minute. Junior’s initial spot kick in first-half added time was saved by Hamed Lak before the Brazilian netted the rebound and he made no mistake with his second effort 10 minutes after the break to give Ulsan their first Asian title since 2012.