Kawasaki: Coach Choi Yong-soo insisted he always believed his FC Seoul side would come out on top in their 3-2 victory over Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale, despite last year’s finalists twice having to come from behind in their AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Wednesday.
Kawasaki: Kawasaki Frontale coach Yahiro Kazama rued his side’s prolificacy in front of goal that allowed visitors FC Seoul to claim a 3-2 victory in their AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie despite the home side twice taking the lead at Todoroki Stadium on Wednesday.
Hiroshima: Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic still believes his side can have hope of making the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League thanks to the away goal scored by Tomas Juric in their 3-1 defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie at Hiroshima Athletic Stadium on Wednesday.
Hiroshima: Coach Hajime Moriyasu praised the efforts of striker Naoki Ishihara whose brace of goals led Sanfrecce Hiroshima to a 3-1 win over visitors Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of their AFC Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.
Doha: The AFC Champions League Round of 16 clash between Al Sadd of Qatar and Iranian league champions Foolad Khouzestan remains tantalisingly poised at the halfway mark after the two teams played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Doha 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.