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Matchday Six: The Week In Numbers


15 – Xavi bowed out of professional football following Al Sadd’s 2-0 loss to Persepolis. One of the world’s greatest players has appeared in a total of 15 AFC Champions League matches. 
125 – Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Ao Tanaka completed a tournament high 125 successful passes, but his side exited the competition despite seeing off Sydney FC 4-0.
7 – Oscar posted a competition high seven shots on target in Shanghai SIPG’s 5-0 win over Ulsan Hyundai, three of which were goals.
1 – Abdulrahman Ghareeb became the first Al Ahli player other than Omar Al Soma (6 goals) to score in the group stage as his stoppage-time winner against Pakhtakor saw the Saudi side progress.
4 – A brace from substitute Sho Ito against Shandong Luneng made it four group stage goals for the forward versus the Chinese side as Kashima Antlers advanced to the last 16.
10 – Al Zawraa’s 5-1 away win at Al Wasl means the Iraqi side netted 10 goals against the Emirati team during the group stage, having earlier recorded a 5-0 victory on Matchday Two.
5 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima recorded their fifth AFC Champions League win in a row after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1, making them the Continent’s form team.  
19 – The tournament high number of clearances made by Andres Tunez as the Venezuelan defender helped Buriram United secure a 0-0 draw with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. 
15 – Xavi bowed out of professional football following Al Sadd’s 2-0 loss to Persepolis. One of the world’s greatest players has appeared in a total of 15 AFC Champions League matches. 
125 – Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Ao Tanaka completed a tournament high 125 successful passes, but his side exited the competition despite seeing off Sydney FC 4-0.
7 – Oscar posted a competition high seven shots on target in Shanghai SIPG’s 5-0 win over Ulsan Hyundai, three of which were goals.
1 – Abdulrahman Ghareeb became the first Al Ahli player other than Omar Al Soma (6 goals) to score in the group stage as his stoppage-time winner against Pakhtakor saw the Saudi side progress.
4 – A brace from substitute Sho Ito against Shandong Luneng made it four group stage goals for the forward versus the Chinese side as Kashima Antlers advanced to the last 16.
10 – Al Zawraa’s 5-1 away win at Al Wasl means the Iraqi side netted 10 goals against the Emirati team during the group stage, having earlier recorded a 5-0 victory on Matchday Two.
5 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima recorded their fifth AFC Champions League win in a row after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1, making them the Continent’s form team.  
19 – The tournament high number of clearances made by Andres Tunez as the Venezuelan defender helped Buriram United secure a 0-0 draw with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. 
15 – Xavi bowed out of professional football following Al Sadd’s 2-0 loss to Persepolis. One of the world’s greatest players has appeared in a total of 15 AFC Champions League matches. 
125 – Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Ao Tanaka completed a tournament high 125 successful passes, but his side exited the competition despite seeing off Sydney FC 4-0.
7 – Oscar posted a competition high seven shots on target in Shanghai SIPG’s 5-0 win over Ulsan Hyundai, three of which were goals.
1 – Abdulrahman Ghareeb became the first Al Ahli player other than Omar Al Soma (6 goals) to score in the group stage as his stoppage-time winner against Pakhtakor saw the Saudi side progress.
4 – A brace from substitute Sho Ito against Shandong Luneng made it four group stage goals for the forward versus the Chinese side as Kashima Antlers advanced to the last 16.
10 – Al Zawraa’s 5-1 away win at Al Wasl means the Iraqi side netted 10 goals against the Emirati team during the group stage, having earlier recorded a 5-0 victory on Matchday Two.
5 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima recorded their fifth AFC Champions League win in a row after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1, making them the Continent’s form team.  
19 – The tournament high number of clearances made by Andres Tunez as the Venezuelan defender helped Buriram United secure a 0-0 draw with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. 

Kuala Lumpur: Seven of the eight groups in the 2019 AFC Champions League drew to a close last week, with 16 sides set to continue their quest for Continental glory when the knockout rounds begin in four weeks' time.

A further 16 teams – along with Spanish legend Xavi – have now departed the competition. Ahead of the month-long break, here's the-AFC.com's look back at the week in numbers.

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