Five strikers who lit up the 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage (West)
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage (West) concluded, the-AFC.com looks back at five strikers who lit up the competition.
Some are AFC Champions League veterans, some made their debut in the competition, some have been eliminated while others will continue to challenge for the title of the 2021 AFC Champions League top scorer, but what they all have in common is that their 26 goals combined were some of the finest highlights of the first part of the competition.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): Group Stage In Numbers
Kuala Lumpur: After a whirlwind two weeks, the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage drew to a close last Friday as eight teams advanced to the knockout rounds and 12 were eliminated.
As the continental competition takes a break before resuming with the East Asia group stage in the months ahead, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the numbers that stood out as the 2021 AFC Champions League got underway in India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): The Stats Leaders
Kuala Lumpur: With the first stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) concluded, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the six rounds of group stage fixtures.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition got underway in West Asia.
We proved ourselves in the AFC Champions League, says FC Goa's Dheeraj Singh
Goa: Buoyed by his and FC Goa's performance in the 2021 AFC Champions League, goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh hopes more Indian clubs will get to compete in the continent's premier club tournament.
Describing every AFC Champions League match as a learning curve, the young goalkeeper said the experience gained was tremendous.
FC Goa went into their AFC Champions League debut with the odds stacked against them but more than held their own in a Group E that had two-time runnersup Persepolis FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Al Wahda FSCC of the UAE and Qatar's Al Rayyan.