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Iran's Persepolis draw Qatar's Al-Gharafa 1-1 in Asian Champions League

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10:51, April 18, 2012

TEHRAN, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Persepolis soccer club held 1-1 draw with Qatar's Al-Gharafa in the AFC Champions League in Tehran's Azadi stadium on Tuesday.

Al-Gharafa striker Farhad Majidi was sent off by Ravshan Irmatov in the 72nd minute after receiving his second yellow card, according to local Tehran Times daily.

Afterward, Persepolis put the visiting Al-Gharafa under pressure when in the 85th minute Persepolis captain Ali Karimi opened the scoring with a shot which was deflected into the net by a Al-Gharafa defender, said the report.

In the dying moments of the match, Lawrence Quaye equalized the match with a long-range shot.

On April 4, Persepolis had defeated Al-Gharafa 3-0 at Doha's Tani Bin Jassin stadium in the Group D of the matches.

Persepolis remain at the top of the table with eight points.

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