F Marinos' Muscat, Jeonbuk's Kim satisfied with final finish
Ho Chi Minh City: Yokohama F Marinos head coach Kevin Muscat and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors counterpart Kim Sang-sik expressed satisfaction with their respective teams after playing to a 1-1 draw in Group H of the AFC Champions League™ on Sunday.
The result meant F Marinos finished top on 13 points, one ahead of Jeonbuk who had, however, already confirmed their Round of 16 spot ahead of the match.
Buriram: Alex Chu applauded his players after Kitchee SC booked their AFC Champions League™ Round of 16 ticket for the first time, playing out a 2-2 draw with Group J winners Vissel Kobe at the Buriram Stadium on Sunday.
The Hong Kong champions came from behind twice, scoring late equalisers in either half to earn the hard-earned point which sealed their spot in the next stage.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai eye return after AFC Champions League heroics
Ho Chi Minh: Forward Nguyen Van Toan and head coach Kiatisuk Senamuang vowed that Hoang Anh Gia Lai will be back in next year's AFC Champions League™ after the Vietnamese side concluded this year's campaign with a 1-0 win over Sydney FC on Sunday.
Making a return to the AFC Champions League after a 16-year absence, HAGL won many admirers with their never-say-die attitude as they finished with five points, claiming four of those against Sydney and the fifth from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Ecstatic Mora credits Johor Darul Ta’zim fans for historic victory
Johor Bahru: Benjamin Mora’s Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) gave their passionate supporters at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium an unforgettable night to remember on Saturday with an injury-time 2-1 triumph over Ulsan Hyundai clinching their passage into the AFC Champions League™ Round of 16 for the very first time in the club’s history.
And in return, a grateful boss Mora has paid tribute to the JDT faithful for their fervent support and giving them a numerical advantage in spirit on the pitch throughout their momentous run.
Kim hails Lion City Sailors' progress, Gama applauds Daegu’s spirit
Buriram: The head coaches of Lion City Sailors FC and Daegu FC only had words of praise for their respective teams' impressive performances at the end of their AFC Champions League™ 2022 Group F campaign.
In a winner-takes-all encounter, Daegu absolutely impressed as they completed a comeback with an inspired second half to win 2-1 against the Sailors.
The result took Daegu top of the group with 13 points, to secure their place in the Round of 16, alongside Urawa Red Diamonds, who advanced as one of the three best second-placed teams.