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ACL2020 – Daily news brief


Doha: After six long months, Asia’s biggest club competition has returned, and we’ve got all your pre-match build-up and news in one place. 

After four matches – and 12 goals – on a thrilling Tuesday, the ACL restart in Doha pauses for breath ahead of another action-packed Matchday on Thursday.

While the football action takes a quick break, allow us to keep you up to date with what has taken place so far this week, as well as look forward to the matches to come.

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All the action and reaction from a terrific Tuesday

Group C

We should have scored more, says Al Duhail's Almoez Ali Almoez Ali who netted once to help Qatari champions Al Duhail claim a key win on Tuesday, but the 2019 AFC Asian Cup star believes they should have done so in a more convincing fashion.

Full reaction here

Match Report - Al Duhail 2-1 Sharjah


Khalilzadeh strike leads Persepolis to crucial win

Persepolis left it late, but Shojae Khalilzadeh’s goal helped the reigning Iran Pro League champions to a key win against Al Taawoun – one which midfielder Bashar Resan believes highlighted the club’s winning culture.

Iran league title fuelled Persepolis against Al Taawoun, says Resan

Match Report – Persepolis FC 1-0 Al Taawoun FC


Group D

Al Ain, Al Sadd share the points in six-goal classic

The star names from both Al Ain and Al Sadd came to the fore as the sides played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, which drew mixed emotions from the competing players.

Emanuel happy, Xavi disappointed after goal fest

Laba happy with Al Ain’s fighting performance

Match Report – Al Ain FC 3-3 Al Sadd FC


Everything went according to plan, says Al Nassr's Al Obaid

Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr made a terrific start to their time in Doha, easing to a 2-0 win over Sepahan thanks to a double from Abderazzaq Hamdallah in match where everything went to plan, according to defender Abdulrahman Al Obaid.


Full reaction here

Match Report – Al Nassr FC 2-0 Sepahan


Also on Wednesday

Vote for your ACL2020 MD3 (WEST) Toyota Player of the Week!

After a six-month absence the Toyota Player of the Week for the 2020 AFC Champions League returns and this time with a new twist as we invite Asian football fans to choose who is their Player of the Week from Matchday Three based on the nominees provided by the AFC's official data provider OPTA.

https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/sponsor/playeroftheweek/vote-for-your-acl2020-md3-west-toyota-player-of-the-week


AFC acknowledges Qatar’s efforts in hosting AFC Champions League (West)

The Asian Football Confederation has thanked the efforts of the Qatar Football Association, the Qatari authorities and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Local Organising Committee in hosting the opening match days of the four AFC Champions League (West) groups.

https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-champions-league/latest/news/afc-acknowledges-qatar-s-efforts-in-hosting-afc-champions-league-west

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