Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal SFC have announced the appointment of Romanian Razvan Lucescu as their new head coach.
The 50-year-old left Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki last month after guiding them to a historic unbeaten Greek Super League tile; their first since 1985.
Prior to his successful stint in Greece, Lucescu had managed Rapid Bucharest, Brasov and Petrolul Ploiesti in his native Romania. He also had a two-year spell in Asian football, which saw him win the Qatar Stars Cup with El Jaish in 2012-13.
ACL 2019 Allianz Goal of the Week: Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande FC)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Guangzhou Evergrande FC's Paulinho is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16.
Saitama: Takahiro Sekine has rejoined Urawa Red Diamonds after his stint in Europe, the club announced on Friday.
Sekina began his professional career with his boyhood club in late 2013, and scored his first J.League goal later in May against Cerezo Osaka. Since his debut 'till 2017, the 24-year-old has assisted the Saitama-based club to runners-up finishes in the J.League in 2014 and 2016.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League saw plenty of action and spectacle this week as the Round of 16 in the East Zone concluded with four teams securing their tickets to the quarter-finals.
Defending champions Kashima Antlers, a pair of two-time winners in Guangzhou Evergrande and Urawa Red Diamonds, and former semi-finalists Shanghai SIPG emerged victorious from the East half of the AFC Champions League's Round of 16. The-AFC.com delves into some of the numbers that tell the story of the week's matches.