Kuwait City: Issam Jemaa bagged a first-half hat-trick on Tuesday as Kuwait Sports Club swept aside the Maldives club 5-0 to seal their passage to the AFC Cup semi-finals for the fourth time in five years.
Amman: Jordan’s Al Faisaly returned to the semi-finals of the AFC Cup or the first time in six years after a 2-1 win over Hong Kong’s Kitchee on Tuesday completed a 4-2 aggregate victory for the two-time champions.
Beirut: A first-half brace by Mesad Nada proved crucial as Al Qadsia drew 2-2 with Syria’s Al Shorta on Tuesday to advance to the AFC Cup semi-finals on away goals.
Padang: Semen Padang coach Jafri Sastrak was left to rue a lack of proficiency in front of goal as the Indonesian Premier League champions saw their AFC Cup campaign ended at the quarter-final stage after being held to a 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s second leg against India’s East Bengal.
Padang: Recently-installed Brazilian coach Marcos Falopa dedicated East Bengal’s qualification to the semi-finals of the AFC Cup to the club’s players, officials and fans after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Indonesian Premier League champions Semen Padang.
Padang: A late header from South Sudan striker James Moga saw East Bengal become the first Indian side to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Cup in five years after coming from behind to share a 1-1 draw with Indonesia’s Semen Padang in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg.
Kuwait City: His team may be facing a monumental task in attempting to overcome a five-goal deficit against the defending champions in their AFC Cup quarter-final second-leg clash but New Radiant coach Velizar Popov wants his players to remain positive ahead of their meeting with Kuwait Sports Club on Tuesday.
Kuwait City: Kuwait Sports Club may already have one foot in the semi-finals of the AFC Cup but coach Marin Ion is reluctant to look beyond the second leg of their quarter-final against New Radiant on Tuesday.
Beirut: Al Shorta coach Paolo da Silva has promised a more attacking display by his team in the second leg of their AFC Cup quarter-final against Kuwaiti champions Al Qadsia as the Syrian side seek a result which could send them through to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time.
Beirut: Al Qadsia coach Mohammad Ibrahim is looking to put the disappointment of last week’s goalless draw against Al Shorta behind him as his team look for a way to break down their Syrian opponents on Tuesday in order to book their place in the AFC Cup semi-finals.