Hong Kong: Maldivian champions New Radiant sealed their place in the last 16 of the AFC Cup as Ali Fasir’s second-half double secure a 3-0 win over Hong Kong’s Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei on Wednesday.
Khujand: Substitute Mohamad Haidar stuck in the second minute of stoppage time as Lebanon’s Safa SC edged out Tajikistan’s Regar-TadAZ 3-2 on Wednesday to remain firmly in the hunt for a place in the last 16 of the AFC Cup.
Pune: Spanish striker Pablo Counago scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes as Hong Kong’s Kitchee qualified for the last 16 of the AFC Cup for a second consecutive season with a 4-0 win over India’s Churchill Brothers on Wednesday.
Solo: Domestic champions Yangon United became the first team from Myanmar to reach the last 16 of the AFC Cup after recording a convincing 7-1 win over Indonesia’s Persibo on Wednesday thanks to a hat-trick from Brazilian striker Cezar.
Salalah: Abdallah Al Attar netted a crucial equaliser as two-time AFC Cup winners Al Faisaly of Jordan edged closer to a spot in the knockout rounds with a 1-1 draw at Omani side Dhofar on Tuesday.
Amman: Jordanian side Al Ramtha kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the AFC Cup on their debut in the competition with a 5-0 demolition of last-placed Ravshan of Tajikistan in Group D on Tuesday.
Zerqa City: Kuwait’s Al Qadsia edged closer to a spot in the last 16 of the AFC Cup as second-half goals by Bader Al Mutwa and Omar Al Suma secured a crucial 2-0 win over Syria’s Al Shorta on Tuesday.
Indonesian Premier League champions Semen Padang may have already secured their place in the knockout rounds of the AFC Cup but coach Jafri Sastrak has insisted that there will be no let-up by his players in their final two group games as they try to lock down a home match in the Round of 16.
Duhok: Iraqi side Duhok sealed their place in the last 16 of the AFC Cup as early goals by Ala’a Abdulzehra and Mohanad Karrar secured a 2-1 win over Yemen’s Al Shab Ibb on Tuesday.
Defender Mladen Jovancic will return for Al Riffa as the Bahraini side set their sights on edging closer to the knockout rounds of the 2013 AFC Cup when they take on defending champions Kuwait SC on Wednesday.