Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad reached the Asian Champions League semifinals on Tuesday, advancing 5-4 on aggregate after a 2-1 loss to China's Guangzhou Evergrande.

Al Ittihad, which beat Guangzhou 4-2 in the first leg of the quarterfinals at Jeddah two weeks ago, secured a semifinal berth thanks to a 78th minute strike by Fahad Al Muwallad.

Lucas Barrios opened for Guangzhou in the 19th minute and Dario Leonardo Conca doubled the advantage in the 35th on a penalty kick.

Al Ittihad is the most successful side in the competition's history with back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005, and has set its sights on a third regional crown.