VIDEO: Former Tottenham star Paulinho grabs vital goal to secure AFC Champions League progress

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The Brazilian midfielder was on target against Kashima Antlers, having also netted in the first leg, to help his side reach the quarter-final stage

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has helped Guangzhou Evergrande into the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.

The Brazil international has impressed in China since completing a £9.9 million move in the summer of 2015.

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He reached double figures in terms of goals scored last season, and is closing in on that mark once again.

Paulinho can take much of the credit for Guangzhou’s progress through continental competition this term, having netted in both legs of a last 16 clash with Kashima Antlers.

The second of those efforts, which can be seen above, allowed his side to advance on away goals, with his close range finish proving to be enough despite suffering a 2-1 defeat on the day.

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