Doha: Bunyodkor coach Alexander Volkov lauded his players on Wednesday after they pulled of a last-ditch 2-1 win over Qatari side El Jaish at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium to qualify for the last 16 of the AFC Champions League.
Abu Dhabi: While pleased to see his team finish first in Group A of the AFC Champions League, Al Shabab coach Amar Souayah admitted that he would have preferred to avoid playing against Saudi league rivals Al Ittihad in next month’s Round of 16.
Tehran: Coach Manuel Jimenez insisted he was satisfied with the way his young Al Rayyan side performed in spite of a 3-1 loss to Iranian giants Esteghlal that ensured the Qatari side finished bottom of Group A in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.
Doha: Sardor Rashidov scored with virtually the last kick of the game as Uzbek champions Bunyodkor secured their place in the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League for the seventh year in a row with a dramatic 2-1 win over Qatari side El Jaish at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium on Wednesday.
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Riyadh: Al Shabab coach Amar Souayah described his team’s match against Esteghlal as a ‘cup final’ after the Saudi club overcame the Iranian side 2-1 with a pair of late goals at the King Fahd International Stadium.
Al Ain: Al Ain coach Zlatko Dalic wants his team to stamp their authority on Group C with a win against Al Ittihad on Tuesday when they host the Saudi club in their final opening round game of the AFC Champions League.