Doha: Al Jazira coach Walter Zenga praised the fighting spirit of his players as the United Arab Emirates side came from behind to beat Al Rayyan of Qatar 3-2 on Wednesday to secure their spot in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League.
Riyadh: Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia advanced to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League for a fifth consecutive time after a late penalty by Fernando Menegazzo and a breakaway goal by Saeed Al Dossari saw them come from behind to beat Iranian side Esteghlal 2-1 on Wednesday.
Ahvaz: Foolad Khouzestan coach Hossein Faraki felt that the home crowd at the Ghadir Stadium played their part on Wednesday as they helped his side to recover from an early deficit against Qatar’s El Jaish to win 3-1 and book their passage to the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League for the first time.
Doha: A late own goal by Cho Yong-hyung settled a five-goal thriller as Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates closed in on the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a 3-2 away win over Qatari side Al Rayyan 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.
Riyadh: Home team Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia come into Wednesday night’s Group A fixture against Iran’s Esteghlal at the top of the group and riding high from their King’s Cup quarter-final win over fellow AFC Champions league side Al Hilal last Friday.