Arbil: Syrian champions Al Shorta advanced to the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup for the second year in a row when they came from behind twice to beat Iraqi champions Arbil 4-3 after extra-time at the Francouse Al Hareeri Stadium on Wednesday.
Kuwait City: Bader Al Mutwa scored twice and set up two other goals as Kuwait’s Al Qadsia thrashed Omani champions Fanja 4-0 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Wednesday to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup.
Kolkata: Chidi Edeh scored a hat-trick as India’s East Bengal romped into the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup with a 5-1 win over Myanmar’s Yangon United on Wednesday.
Male: Ahmed Niyaz and Ali Fasir scored in the first half of the extra-time as domestic champions New Radiant became the first Maldivian side to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup in eight years after edging out Malaysia’s Selangor 2-0 on Wednesday.
Kuwait City: Defending champions Kuwait Sports Club booked their place in the quarter-finals of this year’s AFC Cup as they survived a penalty shootout against Iraqi side Duhok in a Round of 16 clash on Wednesday.
Amman: Ashraf Nu’man scored a pair of late goals as two-time AFC Cup winners Al Faisaly of Jordan secured their place in the quarter-finals for the first time in six years with a 3-1 win over Bahraini side Al Riffa on Tuesday.
Kuwait City: Having seen his team come up short in their quest to win a fifth consecutive Kuwait Premier League title this season, Al Qadsia coach Mohammad Ebrahim has now set his sights on winning the Kuwait Emir’s Cup and booking their place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup.
Kota Bharu: Hong Kong side Kitchee reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup for the first time as a pair of first-half goals saw them stun hosts Kelantan 2-0 at the Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium on Tuesday.
Male: New Radiant coach Velizar Popov has promised the Maldivian champions will continue their attacking philosophy in Wednesday’s meeting with Malaysia’s Selangor in the last 16 of the AFC Cup.