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ACL2019 MD2 Toyota Player of the Week: Alaa Abbas (Al Zawraa)

Alaa Abbas

Al Zawraa forward Alaa Abbas's two goals in his side's 5-0 win at home to Emirati side Al Wasl in their Group A Matchday Two clash on Monday saw the Iraq international earn this week's accolade.

Abbas' all-action display saw him register the most shots on target in this week's AFC Champions League (5), while only Beijng FC's Cedric Bakambu (13) had more touches in the opposition box than Abbas (12). One of his strikes was also nominated for Goal of the Week.

Abbas had a total of six shots on goal and tallied 28 passes to go along with his two goals as he was awarded a 9.9 rating to top the Toyota Player of the Week standings.

Sho Ito (below) likewise shone on Matchday Two with the Kashima Antlers forward also netting a brace in the Japanese side's convincing 2-2 draw at China PR's Shandong Luneng.

Group E: Shandong Luneng FC v Kashima Antlers

Ito had at least twice as many touches in the box (6) as any of his teammates against Shandong, and showed his clinical finishing by scoring his goals from just two shots on target.

Having also scored in the Play-Off win over Australia's Newcastle Jets, and having stated his intention to become an AFC Champions League winner with the defending champions, Ito has hit the ground running at the continental tournament.

Rounding out the top three is another player who scored a double on Matchday Two. Daegu FC's Edgar (below) followed up his strike against Melbourne Victory on Matchday One with a brace against two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande in the Korean side's stunning 3-1 win.

Daegu FC (KOR) vs Guangzhou Evergrande FC (CHN) - AFC Champions League 2019 (4)

Edgar's two goals came from his four shots on goal while the former Buriram United forward also registered 39 passes.

Al Zawraa's Ahmed Jalal enters the list at number four with a 9.2 rating. No player made more key passes than Jalal (4) and he was one of only two players to create three big chances on Matchday Two.

Completing the top five is Esteghlal's Farshid Bagheri who registered a 9.1 after scoring in the Tehran giants 1-1 draw with Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates.

Japan icon Keisuke Honda is next with a 9.1 after an impressive performance for Melbourne Victory in his homecoming tie at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, followed by Shoya Nakajima of Al Duhail and Al Sadd forward Baghdad Bounedjah who both tallied 9.0 ratings.