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Evergrande breakthrough

( Updated: 2013-10-27 14:19

Evergrande breakthrough

Muriqui (right) of Guangzhou Evergrande vies for the ball during the 2013 AFC Champions League final between Guangzhou Evergrande and FC Seoul in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct 26, 2013. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. [Photo/Xinhua]

Guangzhou Evergrande's two away goals in a 2-2 draw against FC Seoul in their first leg showdown of the AFC Champions League final were the most discussed and hailed topics among Chinese weibo users Saturday night. The Chinese Super League champion's fight for the country's first continental title in 23 years has rekindled enthusiasm among fans for the struggling sport in China. The Marcello Lippi-led team from South China will host FC Seoul in Guangzhou in two weeks.

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