Kolkata: East Bengal coach Marcos Falopa lamented the concession of a pair of goals to Kuwait Sports Club just before half-time on Tuesday which effectively killed off his side’s chances of beating the defending champions and becoming the first Indian club to reach the AFC Cup final.
Kolkata: Kuwait Sports Club coach Marin Ion said that his decision not to utilise leading scorer Issam Jemaa for the second leg of their AFC Cup semi-final against East Bengal on Tuesday was a tactical one.
Kolkata: Defending champions Kuwait Sports Club sealed a fourth AFC Cup final appearance in five years as two goals in the space three minutes at the end of the first half set-up a 3-0 win over India’s East Bengal in Tuesday’s semi-final second leg to complete a 7-2 aggregate victory.
Amman: Al Qadsia will be missing leading scorer Bader Al Mutwa for the second leg of their AFC Cup semi-final against Al Faisaly in Amman on Tuesday as a result of an injury that the striker suffered while on international duty for Kuwait in the same city two weeks ago.
Amman: Al Faisaly coach Ali Kumekh is confident that the Jordanian team can overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their AFC Cup semi-final against Kuwait’s Al Qadsia on Tuesday and reach the final for the first time since 2007.
Kolkata: Coach Marin Ion insists defending AFC Cup champions Kuwait Sport Club are still under pressure despite heading into Tuesday’s semi-final second leg with India’s East Bengal at Salt Lake Stadium with a two-goal advantage.
Kolkata: East Bengal coach Marcos Falopa will be without midfield duo Reisangmi Vashum and Ryuji Sueoka for Tuesday’s AFC Cup semi-final second leg against defending champions Kuwait Sports Club as the I-League side seek to overturn a 4-2 deceit.
Kuwait City: Al Faisaly coach Ali Kumekh felt that his side lacked focus in their AFC Cup semi-final clash against Al Qadsia on Wednesday but he remains confident that they can still reach this year’s final.
Kuwait City: Al Qadsia coach Mohammad Ibrahim praised his players but stressed that their job is still only half done after the Kuwaiti club edged Jordan’s Al Faisaly 2-1 in the first leg of their AFC Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Kuwait City: Al Qadsia grabbed a slender lead in their AFC Cup semi-final against Jordanian champions Al Faisaly as goals in either half by Khaled al Qahtani and Mesaed Nada gave them a 2-1 victory in the first leg on Wednesday.