Chiangrai United and Melbourne Victory in AFC Champions League last chance battle
Doha: Chiangrai United face Melbourne Victory on Matchday Five of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group E on Monday as both sides battle for the last shot at progression to the Round of 16.
Both teams met back in February in the group stage opener with Melbourne Victory taking all three points thanks to a penalty converted by Swedish forward Ola Toivonen. Nine months and three games later, those three points remain their only in the competition so far.
FC Tokyo’s Hasegawa calls for team effort in crucial AFC Champions League clash against Ulsan Hyundai
Doha: FC Tokyo’s AFC Champions League knockout stage prospects will rely on the efforts of every player when they face group leaders Ulsan Hyundai, according to head coach Kenta Hasegawa.
Their Round of 16 hopes back on track after a 2-1 win over Shanghai Shenhua on Friday, second-placed Tokyo now face the challenge of facing a red-hot Ulsan Hyundai side who have won all their matches in Doha and remain unbeaten in the tournament.
In fact, Hasegawa’s side are the only team in Group F to have avoided defeat against the Koreans. The teams played out a 1-1 draw in February, but the Tokyo boss believes that match has limited relevance for the one to come at Education City Stadium, saying his side must all pitch in if they are to challenge Kim Do-hoon’s in-form outfit
FC Seoul plotting revenge ahead of decisive AFC Champions League clash with Beijing FC
Doha: FC Seoul could secure qualification to the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with a win against Beijing FC in Group E should the other group game end in a draw on Monday.
The previous game between the two was the first after the restart, and ended with the Chinese Super League side picking up the points with a 2-1 win courtesy of goals from Alan and Fernando, while veteran striker Park Chu-young’s penalty served only as consolation for head coach Lee Won-jun’s men.
Beating Vissel Kobe gives us confidence in AFC Champions League, says Guangzhou Evergrande's Cannavaro
Doha: Head coach Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande will take confidence from their 2-0 win against Vissel Kobe; a result that boosted their chances of a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16.
Anderson Talisca gave them the lead with a penalty, with Ai Kesen then perfectly placing a free-kick to double the Chinese Super League side’s advantage in the first half. They held on to see off the game with their first win in eight attempts in the competition.
2020 AFC Champions League (East): The Week In Numbers
Doha: After another round of exciting matches in the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) in Qatar, there is plenty to spotlight and review in our regular stats series.
As the competition takes a day's break before the games return thick and fast from Monday onwards, the-AFC.com looks back at the statistics that caught the eye from the latest rounds of fixtures in Doha.
Doha: Another round of exciting action at the 2020 AFC Champions League with plenty to discuss following some rollercoaster fixtures in Doha as the East Zone teams continue their Group Stage campaigns.
An icon mourned, history made and milestones achieved - here's what those involved had to say following the latest matches from the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) in Doha.