The Persepolis Iranians qualified for the Asian Champions League final today as they drew 1-1 at home with Qatar's Al Sadd, led by Portugal's Jesualdo Ferreira.
The Iranian team benefited from a 1-0 win in the first leg in Qatar, which is why their draw was enough to secure a place in the final of Asia's biggest club competition.
Jesualdo Ferreira's side, in which former Spanish international Gabi and Xavi Hernández line up, were the first to score in Baghdad Bounedjah's 17 minutes, equalizing the tie, but the Iranians reached the equalizer early in the second half, 49, by Siamak Nemati.
Persepolis will face the winner of the tie between the Japanese of Kashima Antlers and the South Koreans of Suwon Bluewings. In the first leg, Kashima won and beat Suwon 3-2, Wednesday's second-leg match in South Korea.