Riyadh: Al Hilal SFC rounded off the eight teams in the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals despite suffering a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Al Ahli Saudi FC in the second leg of the Round of 16 on Tuesday. A 4-3 aggregate score means Al Hilal are set to face arch-rivals Al Ittihad in the next round.
Bringing to an end a five-match winless run in the AFC Champions League knock-out stage was a must if Al Ahli were to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2013.
Furthermore, it needed to come with a three-goal difference to overturn the 4-2 defeat from the home first leg.
Doha: An action-packed encounter at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium saw Al Sadd SC qualify for the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over rivals Al Duhail SC, securing a 4-2 aggregate victory on Tuesday.
Only one of the two Qatari sides could make it back-to-back AFC Champions League quarter-finals, and Al Sadd had the relative advantage going into the Tuesday fixture, having scored an away goal in the 1-1 draw at Al Duhail’s ground last week.
They will face Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr in the quarter-finals, scheduled for August 26 and September 16.
Hawsawi reflects on a job well done after Al Nassr go through
Abu Dhabi: Captain Omar Hawsawi has been quick to declare it was a job well done after Al Nassr sealed their place in this season’s AFC Champions League quarter-finals following a dramatic 3-2 win over Al Wahda FSCC from the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
Two goals from midfield dynamo Giuliano laid the foundations for the victory, one which saw the Saudi Arabian giants progress through to the last eight courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate success.
With one of Qatari duo Al Duhail SC or Al Sadd SC now awaiting them in the next round, Hawsawi was adamant that the result was exactly what Al Nassr deserved on a night of high drama at the Al Nahyan Stadium.
Abu Dhabi: Al Nassr walked away with the quarter-final ticket at the expense of Al Wahda after a thrilling 3-2 victory in the second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 gave them a 4-3 aggregate win on Monday.
Al Nassr's win means they will face Qatar's Al Duhail SC or Al Sadd SC in the quarter-finals, which will be played on August 26 and September 16.
Doha: Fans at Grand Hamad Stadium were treated to a fine display of attacking football as Al Ittihad and Zobahan played out a seven-goal thriller with the Saudis emerging 4-3 winners in the second leg of their 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 encounter to guarantee themselves a place in the quarter-finals.
Having won the first leg 2-1, the two-time continental champions advanced with a 6-4 aggregate score and have set up an all-Saudi quarter-final clash with one of their arch-rivals Al Hilal or Al Ahli. The two sides face-off in Riyadh on Tuesday.
ACL 2019 Allianz Goal of the Week: Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Nassr)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Al Nassr's Abderrazak Hamdallah is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16.