Ali: Ability to adapt took Shabab Al Ahli past AGMK in AFC Champions League face-off
Riyadh: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai head coach Mahdi Ali praised his side’s ability to change, which secured the UAE club a 3-1 win over AGMK FC in Group A of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
Three first half goals secured Shabab Al Ahli the crucial win, placing them third in the standings and giving them renewed hope that they can advance to the Round of 16 with matches against FC Istiklol of Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC to come.
Istiklol, who stunned Al Hilal 4-1 on Saturday, lead the group on seven points with Al Hilal second. AGMK are on four points.
Group A: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai power past AGMK FC to revive AFC Champions League hopes
Riyadh: A first half blitz powered Shabab Al Ahli Dubai past AGMK FC as the UAE side scored a crucial 3-1 win in their 2021 AFC Champions League Group A tie at the King Fahd International Stadium on Saturday.
The win took Shabab Al Ahli to four points to keep them within sight of Round of 16 qualification with matches against FC Istiklol of Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC to come.
Istiklol, who stunned Al Hilal 4-1 on Saturday, lead the group on seven points with the Saudi side second on goal difference. AGMK are on four points.
Group A: Istiklol stun Al Hilal in AFC Champions League classic
Riyadh: A blistering FC Istiklol put themselves firmly in the race to win Group A, stunning AFC Champions League heavyweights Al Hilal SFC with a 4-1 win at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium on Saturday.
Manuchehr Dzhalilov and Manuchehr Safarov scored twice each for the Tajik side, who overwhelmed Rogerio Micale’s side with a barrage of goals either side of half time after Bafetimbi Gomis had opened the scoring on 24 minutes.
The result – one of the shocks of the tournament so far – puts the debutants top of the group with two matches remaining, with Al Hilal’s inferior head-to-head record sending them down to second place despite both clubs having seven points.
Reghecampf hails Al Ahli Saudi for overcoming Al Shorta in 'difficult' AFC Champions League clash
Jeddah: Head coach Laurentiu Reghecampf praised his Al Ahli Saudi FC side for a 'difficult 2-1' win against Al Shorta on Saturday to keep the Saudi Arabia club in contention in Group C of the 2021 AFC Champions League.
Al Shorta looked set to claim their first point of the campaign when Fahad Youssef cancelled out Omar Al Soma's early opener but Abdulrahman Ghareeb made sure of victory for Al Ahli Saudi, notching the winner 11 minutes from time.
The result sees the Saudi Pro League side climb to seven points with a game against Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal FC up next, while Al Shorta, whose elimination has been confirmed, take on Qatar’s Al Duhail SC.
Al Duhail lead on eight points, with Esteghlal ahead of Al Ahli Saudi on goal difference. Only the group winners are assured of advancing to the Round of 16.
Golmohammadi happy with dominant Persepolis, Ferrando crushed after second AFC Champions League loss
Goa: It was a comfortable night for Persepolis FC after Yahya Golmohammadi’s men hit four goals past India’s FC Goa in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Friday.
Shahriar Moghanlou and Mahdi Torabi gave Persepolis a two-goal cushion going into the break before Kamal Kamyabinia and Isa Alkasir completed the win as the 2020 AFC Champions League runners-up made it four wins out of four.
The result means Islamic Republic of Iran's Persepolis will confirm their Round of 16 spot if they avoid defeat against UAE's Al Wahda FSCC on Monday.