AFC Champions League recap

AFC Champions League action returns next week when eight of the continent's most prominent club sides battle for honours. Join FSA as we remind you which sides contest the quarter-finals when the action kicks off on August 25.

When the draw was made in Kuala Lumpur on June 18, 2015 losing finalists Al Hilal were pitted against Qatari side Lekhwiya, Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande were drawn against Kashiwa Reysol, their Japanese counterparts Gamba Osaka received Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors as opponents, and United Arab Emirates outfit Al Ahli will take on Iranian club Naft Tehran.

Al Hilal booked their place in the last eight with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Iran's Persepolis in the round of 16, while Lekhwiya advanced when they beat their Qatari rivals Al Sadd, the 2011 winners, 4-3 on aggregate.

The 2013 champions from Guangzhou beat Korean club Seongnam FC 3-2 on aggregate, while Kashiwa Reysol beat another Korean side, Suwon Samsung, to advance to the quarter-finals.

Gamba Osaka will were far too powerful for FC Seoul in their last 16 match, beating the Koreans 6-3. Jeonbuk, on the other hand, battled past Chinese outfit Beijing Guoan 2-1 in their first knock-out match of this year's competition.

Al Ahli, meanwhile, beat compatriots and inaugural champions Al Ain on the away goals rule, and Naft saw off Saudia Arabia's Al Ahli, also on away goals.

Quarter-final draw:

Quarter-final 1: Al Hilal v Lekhwiya
Quarter-final 2: Naft Tehran v Al Ahli (UAE)
Quarter-final 3: Kashiwa Reysol v Guangzhou Evergrande
Quarter-final 4: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v Gamba Osaka

Knock-out stage schedule:

August 25, 2015
Quarter-final 1 (1st Leg): Al Hilal v Lekhwiya
Quarter-final 3 (1st Leg): Kashiwa Reysol v Guangzhou Evergrande

August 26, 2015
Quarter-final 2 (1st Leg): Naft Tehran v Al Ahli (UAE)
Quarter-final 4 (1st Leg): Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v Gamba Osaka

September 15, 2015
Quarter-final 1 (2nd Leg): Lekhwiya v Al Hilal
Quarter-final 3 (2nd Leg): Guangzhou Evergrande v Kashiwa Reysol

September 16, 2015
Quarter-final 2 (2nd Leg): Al Ahli (UAE) v Naft Tehran
Quarter-final 4 (2nd Leg): Gamba Osaka v Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

September 29, 2015
Semi-final 1 (1st Leg): Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2

September 30, 2015
Semi-final 2 (1st Leg): Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4

October 20, 2015
Semi-final 1 (2nd Leg): Winner of QF2 v Winner of QF1

October 21, 2015
Semi-final 2 (2nd Leg): Winner of QF4 v Winner of QF3

November 7, 2015
Final (1st Leg): Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2

November 21, 2015
Final (2nd Leg): Winner of SF2 v. Winner of SF1

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