Five strikers who lit up the 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage (West)
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage (West) concluded, the-AFC.com looks back at five strikers who lit up the competition.
Some are AFC Champions League veterans, some made their debut in the competition, some have been eliminated while others will continue to challenge for the title of the 2021 AFC Champions League top scorer, but what they all have in common is that their 26 goals combined were some of the finest highlights of the first part of the competition.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): The Stats Leaders
Kuala Lumpur: With the first stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) concluded, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the six rounds of group stage fixtures.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition got underway in West Asia.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): Group Stage In Numbers
Kuala Lumpur: After a whirlwind two weeks, the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage drew to a close last Friday as eight teams advanced to the knockout rounds and 12 were eliminated.
As the continental competition takes a break before resuming with the East Asia group stage in the months ahead, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the numbers that stood out as the 2021 AFC Champions League got underway in India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Azmoun, Son, Shomorudov & Ji: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: It was the week where Asia’s superstars showed the rest of the world precisely what they are capable of.
In arguably the best collection of performances from Asian players outside the continent all season, some of the region’s biggest names lived up to their star billing with dazzling displays.
With title-winning hat-tricks, Champions League semi-final volleys and star turns in the Premier League and Serie A just part of the story, the competition this week – based on performances from April 29 to May 4 – is fierce. Study our list of contenders, choose wisely and don’t forget to register your vote.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): Round of 16 cast finalised
Riyadh: The 2021 AFC Champions League (West) Round of 16 cast was finalised following the conclusion of the Group Stage on Friday.
As Groups A and C brought the thrilling group stage to a close on Friday, the West Round of 16 cast saw several of the continent's biggest club sides missing out with Qatar's Al Sadd SC and Al Duhail SC and Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli Saudi FC among those who exited the tournament.