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Kitchee's Cheng winner of Best #ACL2018 Goal


Thursday, November 22, 2018
Cheng Chin Lung rejoice - ACL 2018

Kuala Lumpur: After over 1.3 Million votes from Asia’s football fans on the-AFC.com, Kitchee SC’s Cheng Chin Lung has been selected as the winner of the best goal of 2018 AFC Champions League


The 20-year-old Hong Konger scored a dramatic winner in Matchday Four against Kashiwa Reysol that ensured a historic first AFC Champions League win for both his club Kitchee SC and, indeed, the first victory in the competition for Hong Kong.

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"I am thrilled and honoured to win the best goal of the 2018 AFC Champions League amongst all the other beautiful goals," said Cheng, whose sensational strike earned 53 percent of the votes to win the poll.



"To be honest, my head went blank when I scored! The goal was very special and a meaningful milestone for me as it was my first goal in a high ranking competition like the AFC Champions League, and most importantly it helped my team to win the game!

"For sure, this award will make more people know me as a professional football player and, hopefully, it will be a stepping stone to a bright future in my career.



"I would like to send my sincere gratitude to the fans who voted for me, I will keep going and strive for my very best!"




In the below, we review Cheng’s winner and the other nine nominees, with the full results of the poll at the end of the article.




1. Ikromjon Alibaev



vs Al Wahda - Matchday One

Ikromjon Alibaev's 🚀 wins the #ACL2018 Allianz​ Goal of the Week vote!

View the results at https://t.co/tDW5Mrc3dK! pic.twitter.com/MMDGYT1KAV

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 16, 2018

2. Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande)



vs Jeju United – Matchday Three

90+2' GOAL! 5-2 Guangzhou Evergrande FC

Goulart delivers the coup de grâce, his FOURTH😱 goal of the evening!#ACL2018 #GZEvJJU pic.twitter.com/FCF55MlA7V

— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) March 6, 2018

3. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG)



vs Ulsan Hyundai – Matchday Three

70' WHAT A GOAL! 2-2 Shanghai SIPG

Oscar curls an absolute beauty into the top corner to draw his side level.@ulsanfc's lead didn't last very long...again!#SHSvUSH #ACL2018 pic.twitter.com/vNqRdX09b9

— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) March 7, 2018

4. Cheng Chin Lung (Kitchee SC)



vs Kashiwa Resyol – Matchday Four

⏰ Now that's what we call a late winner! Was this Cheng Chin Lung goal for Kitchee the best goal of the #ACL2018 Group Stage? Vote now at https://t.co/wjTMhzB685! pic.twitter.com/LNhUhb8PIV

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) April 27, 2018

5. Mohannad Aseri (Al Ahli)



vs Tractorsazi Tabriz - Matchday Five

🚀 @ALAHLI_FC's Mohannad Aseri blows away the competition to win the Allianz Goal of the Week vote! #AGOTW pic.twitter.com/UpI4snVB72

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) April 6, 2018

6. Edgar (Buriram United)



vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - Round of 16, First Leg

The votes are in! Edgar's incredible solo effort is the #ACL2018 Allianz Goal of the Week! View the #AGOTW results at https://t.co/67s4UgoUPp! pic.twitter.com/spjlR5s8wc

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) May 11, 2018

7. Ahmad Nourollahi (Persepolis



vs Al Jazira - Round of 16, Second Leg

Ahmad Nourollahi's 🚀 is the #ACL2018 Allianz Goal of the week after a record number of votes! Thank you to everyone who voted!

View the results at https://t.co/ztRqukr8wZ pic.twitter.com/TgKLK7H3cp

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) May 18, 2018

8. Mame Thiam (Esteghlal)



vs Zobahan - Round of 16, Second Leg

41' GOAL! 2-0 Esteghlal FC!

WHAT A GOAL!🔥🙀
Mame Thiam curls one into the top left corner from all of 25 yards out!🙌#ETLvZBH #ACL2018 pic.twitter.com/MIr4LPiB6M

— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) May 15, 2018

9. Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd)



vs Esteghlal - Quarter-final, First Leg

.@AlsaddSC's Baghdad Bounedjah wins our #ACL2018 Allianz Goal of the Week with his cool finish! 😎

View the results at https://t.co/ztRqukr8wZ pic.twitter.com/Vs1qf5fewu

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) August 31, 2018

10. Serginho (Kashima Antlers)



vs Tianjin Quanjian - Quarter-final, First Leg

What a strike 🔥 What a performance 🌟@atlrs_official’s Serginho dazzled us with his quality in the #ACL2018 quarter-final first leg! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/PKNWZ29xup

— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) September 5, 2018

Now that you've seen all 10 goals, here are the full results of the poll.

Which is your favourite goal?
Ikromjon Alibaev
Ricardo Goulart
Oscar
Cheng Chin Lung
Mohannad Aseri
Edgar
Ahmad Nourollahi
Mame Thiam
Baghdad Bounedjah
Serginho
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