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 Ulsans 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.
Ulsan dictated play for most of the first period without creating much in the way of clear-cut chances.
Junior twice headed over from central positions while Ulsan’s Yoon Bit-garam went closest to opening the scoring with a shot that…