Group D: Al Sadd see off Al Wehdat to remain in AFC Champions League hunt
Riyadh: Al Sadd SC struck in both halves to beat Al Wehdat 2-0 in a crucial 2021 AFC Champions League Group D tie on Friday.
The win took Qatar champions Al Sadd to seven points from four matches, one behind Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr who beat Foolad Khouzestan FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran 2-0 in Group D's other tie on Friday.
Al Sadd will now aim for three points against Foolad on Monday, with Al Nassr to face Al Wehdat as Group D heads for an exciting finish with two Matchdays remaining.
Group B: Tractor breathe life into AFC Champions League campaign with win over Air Force Club
Sharjah: Tractor FC of Islamic Republic of Iran got their first win of the campaign as they overcame 10-man Air Force Club of Iraq 1-0 on Matchday Four of the 2021 AFC Champions League Group B on Friday.
The result sees Tractor climb to six points, keeping their qualification hopes alive, while Air Force Club freeze at two points as their search for a first win and a first goal continues.
Group E: Perfect Persepolis cruise past FC Goa to close in on AFC Champions League Round of 16 spot
Goa: Persepolis FC defeated FC Goa 4-0 at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday to move within touching distance of the 2021 AFC Champions League Round of 16 stage.
The Islamic Republic of Iran side’s fourth consecutive win means they have a five-point lead at the top and avoiding defeat against Al Wahda FSCC of the UAE on Monday will seal the 2020 AFC Champions League runners-up their place in the Round of 16 as the Group E winners with a match to spare.
Preview - Group A: AGMK in the way as Shabab Al Ahli target AFC Champions League revival
Riyadh: It's win or bust for Shabab Al Ahli Dubai when they face AGMK FC in Group A of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
UAE's Shabab Al Ahli find themselves bottom of the group with only one point, six adrift of leaders Al Hilal SFC, and must beat AGMK of Uzbekistan at the King Fahd International Stadium if they are to remain in contention for a place in the Round of 16.
AGMK, meanwhile, are still in the running for top spot in the group - which secures direct qualification to the Round of 16 - with four points.
Preview - Group C: Al Ahli Saudi, Al Shorta in AFC Champions League moment of truth
Jeddah: Al Ahli Saudi FC and Al Shorta can't afford to drop points when they clash in Group C of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
Al Ahli Saudi are the better placed of the two, with the Saudi Arabia club on four points from three matches while Al Shorta are on the brink of elimination with no points and no goals to show for at the end of Matchday Three.
With Qatar's Al Duhail SC and Esteghlal FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran to come for both sides, a win on Saturday will mean their respective fates will still very much be in their hands as the group stage approaches its climax.
Preview - Group C: Esteghlal, Al Duhail primed for another AFC Champions League sizzler
Jeddah: Esteghlal FC will be determined to claim top spot when they play Al Duhail SC in Group C of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
The two were involved in a thrilling Matchday Three encounter with Qatar's Al Duhail claiming a 4-3 win in one of this season's best group stage matches.
The result meant Al Duhail reached the halfway stage on seven points, one ahead of Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal and this sets the stage for another epic encounter at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.