Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defeat Sydney FC to keep AFC Champions League hopes alive
Doha: Na Sung-eun’s first half strike was the difference as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors got their first win of the 2020 AFC Champions League in a 1-0 victory over Sydney FC at Al Janoub Stadium on Wednesday, consigning the Australians to early elimination.
The two sides went into the match knowing defeat would make the losing team the first to exit the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), with both teams having collected just one point from their first three matches.
Sydney FC matched their opponents for possession throughout and had several chances, but were left to rue their profligacy as their winless run in the competition extended to 11 matches. Meanwhile, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors extended their unbeaten run against Australian teams to 13 games.
Clinical second half key to big AFC Champions League victory over Chiangrai, says FC Seoul's Lee
Doha: FC Seoul players received words of praise from head coach Lee Won-jun for their tactical discipline in the 5-0 victory against Thailand’s Chiangrai United in Group E of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
A four-minute brace from substitute Yun Ju-tae in addition to goals from Han Seung-gyu, Jung Han-min and a stoppage time effort from Lee In-gyu ensured the Korea Republic side finished Matchday Three in second place, with a game against the same opposition in three days' time.
Genesio delighted, Kean focused on positives after Beijing FC score crucial AFC Champions League win over Melbourne Victory
Doha: Head coach Bruno Genesio expressed his delight with the near-perfect display his Beijing FC side produced in their 3-1 win against Melbourne Victory in Group E of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
The Chinese Super League side had A Lan, Renato Augusto and Wang Ziming all on the scoresheet, while Melbourne Victory’s only goal came through a Gianluca Ianucci shot that was deflected off Kim Min-jae late in the second half.
AFC Cup Bracket Challenge
– Final: Ali Ashfaq (New Radiant) vs Chan Siu Ki (South China AA)
Kuala Lumpur: After receiving hundreds of thousands of votes, the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge to find the best goal from the Continental competition from the past decade has reached its finale as Ali Ashfaq takes on Chan Siu Ki for the right to be crowned champion.
Thirty-two players from all five of the AFC's Zones began the contest more than six weeks ago and that number has now been whittled down to just two as fans voted in their masses to help Ashfaq and Chan reach the showpiece event.
The final pits South Asia against East Asia as Maldivian superstar Ashfaq's superb solo goal for Male side New Radiant in 2013 goes up against a wonderful strike by Chan for Hong Kong's South China AA in 2013.
AFC Cup Bracket Challenge
– Johor Darul Ta'zim's Safawi Rasid finishes third
Kuala Lumpur: Johor Darul Ta'zim's Safawi Rasid has emerged third in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge after comfortably seeing off the challenge of Hanoi FC's Nguyen Quang Hai.
In a showdown between arguably the biggest talents in their respective countries, Malaysian Safawi - currently on loan at Portuguese side Portimonense - polled 70 percent of the votes against Vietnamese sensation Quang Hai.