Posted: Saturday October 26, 2013 8:35 AM

Seoul, Guangzhou draw in 1st leg of Asian CL final

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A late equalizer from Dejan Damjanovic gave FC Seoul a 2-2 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande of China in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final on Saturday.

With Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou heading for a crucial away victory, the Montenegro international leveled with eight minutes remaining.

Damjanovic was also involved in Seoul's opener after 11 minutes, setting up Sergio Escudero to coolly roll the ball past goalkeeper Zeng Chang.

Guangzhou pulled level in the 29th when Brazilian striker Elkeson headed home a corner. The big-spending Chinese champions continued to attack and took the lead on the hour as Gao Lin poked home from close range.

The second leg is in Guangzhou on Nov. 9.

 
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