Hong Kong: Spanish striker Jordi Tarres scored a hat-trick as Hong Kong’s Kitchee sent out an ominous warning to AFC Cup last 16 opponents Kelantan with a 5-0 demolition of Singapore’s Warriors FC in Group E on Wednesday.
The identity of the top two teams in Group F of the AFC Cup may already have been decided but there will still be plenty to play for in the final round of group games on Wednesday as both Yangon United of Myanmar and New Radiant of the Maldives battle it out for top spot.
Amman: Abdallah Al Attar scored the only goal midway through the first half as two-time AFC Cup winners Al Faisaly leapfrogged Duhok to qualify for the last 16 as Group C winners after edging out the Iraqi side 1-0 on Tuesday.
Kuwait City: Despite blowing a two-goal half-time lead, Kuwaiti league champions Al Qadsia still booked their spot in the last 16 of the AFC Cup as Group D winners after a 2-2 draw with Jordanian side Al Ramtha on Tuesday.
Singapore: Amri Yahyah netted his second goal of the match 16 minutes from time as Malaysian side Selangor booked their passage into the knockout stage of the AFC Cup with a 3-2 win over Singapore champions Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday.
Kota Bharu: Kelantan sealed top spot in Group G of the AFC Cup as goals by Obinna Nwaneri, Nik Shahrul Azim and Badhri Radzi gave the Malaysian treble winners a 3-1 win over Myanmar Cup holders Ayeyawady United on Tuesday.
Safa will be without goalkeeper Mehdi Khalil due to suspension as the Lebanese champions seek to secure a place in the last 16 of the AFC Cup with victory over defending champions Kuwait SC in Beirut on Wednesday.