Al Shorta's Fayyadh rues missed AFC Champions League opportunity against Esteghlal
Doha: Forward Mazin Fayyadh was left to reflect on missed chances after Al Shorta played to a 1-1 draw against Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal FC in their 2020 AFC Champions League Group A match on Sunday.
Fayyadh gave Al Shorta the lead in the 25th minute but a series of missed chances cost the Iraqi side heavily after substitute Amir Arsalan Motahari equalised for Esteghlal
A win would have sealed Al Shorta's place in the Round of 16 but they now need group winners Al Ahli Saudi FC to deny Esteghlal a win on Wednesday to advance.
There is still more to come from Shabab Al Ahli in AFC Champions League, says Nasser
Doha: Goalkeeper Majed Nasser is confident of Shabab Al Ahli Dubai FC’s chances following their 0-0 draw with Pakhtakor in Group B of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Sunday.
The draw at the Al Janoub Stadium kept alive Shabab Al Ahli’s knockout stage hopes, with the UAE side having to defeat defending champions Al Hilal SFC and needing Islamic Republic of Iran's Shahr Khodro FC to deny Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan a win in Wednesday's final round of Group B matches.
Al Hilal dedicate AFC Champions League knockout stage qualification to stricken teammates
Doha: Al Hilal SFC players dedicated their qualification to the knockout stage of the 2020 AFC Champions League to their teammates who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The defending AFC Champions League winners produced a gritty display in their 0-0 Group B draw with Shahr Khodro on Sunday, earning the point which sealed their passage to the Round of 16.
It was a magnificent feat as it was achieved with only 14 players in the matchday squad and those who played said they were proud to have advanced despite the challenging situation the Saudi Pro League champions were in.
Persepolis wary of Rezaeian threat ahead of AFC Champions League tie against Al Duhail
Doha: Persepolis FC midfielder Kamal Kamyabinia lauded the qualities of former teammate and current Al Duhail winger Ramin Rezaeian ahead of the two sides’ meeting on Matchday Five of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group C on Monday.
A win for the Tehran-based side would mean a guaranteed place in the knockout stage for the third time in four years, while Al Duhail can overtake their opponents into the top spot should they beat them and Al Taawoun fail to defeat Sharjah in the other Monday fixture.
My AFC Champions League experience can drive Sharjah past Al Taawoun, says Caio
Doha: Sharjah are looking to continue their dramatic resurgence since the 2020 AFC Champions League restarted when they take on Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun in Monday's Matchday Five.
The 2018-19 UAE Pro League winners had collected just one point from their two games in February, but have since added three more, narrowly losing to Al Duhail 2-1 then overpowering them 4-2 on Matchday Four of Group C, leaving them two points behind their Monday opponents and three off the top of the group.
Cape Verde pair Ryan Mendez and Ricardo Gomes left the team in the summer, and Brazilian pair Welliton and Caio were brought in. The latter had appeared in four previous editions of the AFC Champions League, racking 23 appearances in the colours of Kashima Antlers and Al Ain whom he had helped to the final in 2016.
Xavi predicts clash of styles as Al Sadd face Al Nassr in AFC Champions League
Doha: A battle of the top two sides in Group D at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium sees leaders Al Nassr FC face Al Sadd SC on Matchday Five of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Monday.
Al Nassr have already sealed qualification to the Round of 16 after collecting full points from their double header against Sepahan FC in the previous two matchdays, while Al Sadd came out of their own fixtures against Al Ain with four points, meaning they are a win away from advancing to the next round.
Al Ain clash is Sepahan's final AFC Champions League shot, says Toutouni
Doha: Iran Pro League side Sepahan FC have one last shot at qualifying for the Round of 16 from Group D when they face Al Ain FC on Matchday Five of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Monday.
Sepahan sit in third place, trailing second-placed Al Sadd SC by five points and require a win along with group leaders Al Nassr doing them a favour when they face the Qatari side to stand any chance of qualification going into the final matchday.
Despite Al Ain losing three of their four games so far, Sepahan assistant coach Mojtaba Toutouni had no doubts about the abundance of quality in the Emirati side’s ranks.