AFC Champions League (EAST) Toyota Player of the Week: Theerathon Bunmathan
Doha: Yokohama F. Marinos' Theerathon Bunmathan has been voted by the fans as the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) Toyota Player of the Week after a goalscoring performance in his side's 4-1 victory over Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Tuesday.
The Thai left-back's blistering strike was his standout moment in an excellent all-round display that saw him ranked third in Stats Perform's – the Asian Football Confederation's official data provider – list of nominees for the accolade with an 8.4 rating.
The 30-year-old opened the scoring at Al Janoub Stadium with a stunning effort from distance that left Jeonbuk 'keeper Song Beom-keun rooted to the spot, and he also demonstrated his ability throughout the tie with 62 passes at a 93% passing accuracy and creating two chances for teammates
Having netted his second brace of the tournament in Monday's 2-1 win over FC Tokyo, Yoon Bit-garam (below) had topped Stats Perfom's rankings with a 9.0 rating. Not only did the midfielder score a match-winning double, including a fine free-kick to open Ulsan's account, but he also showed an impressive all-round game.
With 111 touches, five chances created for teammates and 88 passes at 92% passing accuracy, Yoon was in exceptional form once again at the 2020 AFC Champions League as Ulsan secured top spot in Group F.
Rated second in the Stats Perform rankings was Shanghai Shenhua's Colombian talisman Giovanni Moreno(below) who also found the net twice against Perth Glory, as he too earned a 9.0 score
The 34-year-old's goals, coming from three shots on target, helped Shenhua overturn a 2-0 deficit in the eventual 3-3 draw, while he made 32 passes at a 90.6% passing accuracy and created two chances for teammates..
Despite being on the losing team against Ulsan, Kensuke Nagai(below) took fourth place in the rankings as the FC Tokyo striker netted the J1 League side's opener against the Koreans to earn an 8.4 rating.
Shenhua's Yu Hanchao, who registered an 8.3, netted his third goal of the tournament, while Sydney FC midfielder Luke Brattan scored a stunner in the 4-0 win over Shanghai SIPG for his 8.1 rating.
Also on target were Brattan's teammate Trent Buhagiar and Yokohama's Teruhito Nakagawa, who both earned 8.1 ratings to round out the top eight players.