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The Group Stage in Numbers


9 – Hanoi FC’s Ganiyu Oseni (pictured) and Bienvenido Maranon of Ceres Negros are the tournament’s joint top scorers with nine goals apiece. 
29 – Joint fourth in the scoring charts with six goals, Al Wehdat striker Baha Faisal won the highest number of aerial duels (29) in the two zones. 
17 – Stephan Schröck of Ceres Negros created 17 chances for his teammates, a group stage high, while his total of four assists was matched only by three other players. 
18 – Malkiya Club’s Ahmed Habib was reliable at the back, with the defender’s 18 interceptions more than any other player across the West and ASEAN zones. 
340 – Tampines Rovers skipper Shahdan Sulaiman made more successful passes than any other player across the two zones.
232 – There were 232 goals in 72 games in the six groups, with 147 in the ASEAN Zone and 85 in the West Zone – an average of just over 3.2 goals per game. 
478 – Al Ahed full-back Hussein Dakik’s group stage high of 478 touches was just one ahead of both Tampines’ Sulaiman and Ahmad Al Dhefiri of Qadsia SC.
28 – Muhanad Al Khiari was kept busy, with the Al Ittihad goalkeeper making a group stage high 28 saves before the Syrian side exited at the first hurdle. 
9 – Hanoi FC’s Ganiyu Oseni (pictured) and Bienvenido Maranon of Ceres Negros are the tournament’s joint top scorers with nine goals apiece. 
29 – Joint fourth in the scoring charts with six goals, Al Wehdat striker Baha Faisal won the highest number of aerial duels (29) in the two zones. 
17 – Stephan Schröck of Ceres Negros created 17 chances for his teammates, a group stage high, while his total of four assists was matched only by three other players. 
18 – Malkiya Club’s Ahmed Habib was reliable at the back, with the defender’s 18 interceptions more than any other player across the West and ASEAN zones. 
340 – Tampines Rovers skipper Shahdan Sulaiman made more successful passes than any other player across the two zones.
232 – There were 232 goals in 72 games in the six groups, with 147 in the ASEAN Zone and 85 in the West Zone – an average of just over 3.2 goals per game. 
478 – Al Ahed full-back Hussein Dakik’s group stage high of 478 touches was just one ahead of both Tampines’ Sulaiman and Ahmad Al Dhefiri of Qadsia SC.
28 – Muhanad Al Khiari was kept busy, with the Al Ittihad goalkeeper making a group stage high 28 saves before the Syrian side exited at the first hurdle. 
9 – Hanoi FC’s Ganiyu Oseni (pictured) and Bienvenido Maranon of Ceres Negros are the tournament’s joint top scorers with nine goals apiece. 
29 – Joint fourth in the scoring charts with six goals, Al Wehdat striker Baha Faisal won the highest number of aerial duels (29) in the two zones. 
17 – Stephan Schröck of Ceres Negros created 17 chances for his teammates, a group stage high, while his total of four assists was matched only by three other players. 
18 – Malkiya Club’s Ahmed Habib was reliable at the back, with the defender’s 18 interceptions more than any other player across the West and ASEAN zones. 
340 – Tampines Rovers skipper Shahdan Sulaiman made more successful passes than any other player across the two zones.
232 – There were 232 goals in 72 games in the six groups, with 147 in the ASEAN Zone and 85 in the West Zone – an average of just over 3.2 goals per game. 
478 – Al Ahed full-back Hussein Dakik’s group stage high of 478 touches was just one ahead of both Tampines’ Sulaiman and Ahmad Al Dhefiri of Qadsia SC.
28 – Muhanad Al Khiari was kept busy, with the Al Ittihad goalkeeper making a group stage high 28 saves before the Syrian side exited at the first hurdle. 

Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the 2019 AFC Cup group stage in the West and ASEAN, the eight Zonal semi-finalists have been confirmed ahead of June's knockout round fixtures.

While the qualification race remains ongoing in the Central, South and East Zones, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the key statistics from the six completed groups.

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