Ahwaz: Former winners Al Sadd of Qatar advanced to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League on away goals after a thrilling 2-2 draw with Iranian champions Foolad Khouzestan at Ghadir Stadium on Wednesday.
Sydney: Sanfrecce Hiroshima coach Hajime Moriyasu believes the J. League champions have come a long way in a year despite seeing their best-ever AFC Champions League campaign ended by Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday.
Seoul: Coach Yahiro Kazama was left to rue a host of missed chances as Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League despite recording a 2-1 win over former finalists FC Seoul on Wednesday.
Riyadh: Bunyodkor coach Aleksandr Volkov was magnanimous in his praise of Al Hilal after the Saudi club knocked the Uzbek champions out of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over his team in the Round of 16.
Ahvaz: Psychology is crucial for Al Sadd head coach Hussain Amotta as he prepares his side for Wednesday night’s second leg against Iranian champions Foolad Khouzestan in the AFC Champions League round of 16.