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Shanghai SIPG into AFC semis on dramatic night

Guangzhou (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG survived an almighty scare to sneak into the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League 5-4 on penalties and break Guangzhou Evergrande hearts on Tuesday. Midfielder Yu Hai was the hero for Andre Villas-Boas’s battered side, holding his nerve to bury the decisive spot-kick and SIPG will face either of the Japanese teams Kawasaki Frontale or Urawa Reds in the last four.
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