Al Ain: Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr FC came from behind to defeat UAE’s Al Ain 2-1 at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Matchday Two of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group D on Tuesday.
Al Nassr came into the game with a point to their name, having drawn with Al Sadd 2-2 in Riyadh, while Al Ain were hoping to put an end to their worst-ever run in the competition, having lost four consecutive matches, including a 4-0 defeat by Sepahan at home last week.
Group C - MD2: Sharjah (UAE) 2-2 Persepolis FC (IRN)
Sharjah: Fans at Sharjah Stadium were treated to a fine display of attacking football as Sharjah FC and Persepolis FC played out a 2-2 draw in Matchday Two of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group C on Tuesday.
Both sides went into the match hopeful of overturning a rough patch; Sharjah had lost their last three games in the competition, although two of those dated back to their last appearance in 2004.
Persepolis, meanwhile, had lost four of their last six.
Group E - MD2: Chiangrai United (THA) 0-1 Beijing FC (CHN)
Chiang Rai: Beijing FC made a winning start to their 2020 AFC Champions League campaign on Tuesday as Wang Zimin’s goal midway through the first half gave the Chinese Super League side a 1-0 win over Chiangrai United.
Wang calmly slotted his 23rd minute effort past home goalkeeper Apirak Worawong to earn Beijing all three points in their opening game in Group E to join FC Seoul and Melbourne Victory at the top of the early standings.
Group E - MD2: FC Seoul (KOR) 1-0 Melbourne Victory (AUS)
Seoul: Korea Republic's FC Seoul got their AFC Champions League Group E campaign off to a winning start, edging Australia’s Melbourne Victory 1-0 thanks to an early strike from veteran forward Park Chu-young on Tuesday.
Making their return to the Continent’s top competition a week later than expected after a three-year absence, Choi Yong-soo’s charges prevailed in a 90-minute arm-wrestle, outlasting the visitors at a bitterly cold Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Seoul’s win sees them join Victory, who began their campaign last Tuesday, on three points, putting the 2013 runners-up on track for what would be a first knockout stage appearance since 2016.
Group F - MD2: FC Tokyo (JPN) 1-0 Perth Glory (AUS)
Tokyo: Brazilian midfielder Leandro struck eight minutes from time to earn FC Tokyo a barely-deserved 1-0 win over Perth Glory at Tokyo Stadium on Tuesday as the Australian side slipped to a heartbreaking late loss on their AFC Champions League debut.
Leandro’s strike curled past Liam Reddy to give Kenta Hasegawa’s side all three points to add to their opening day draw with Group F rivals Ulsan Hyundai on Matchday One, while Perth were left to travel home with nothing to show for their efforts against the 2019 J.League runners-up.