Oh Se-hun hails Ulsan teammates ahead of 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals
Jeonju: Ulsan Hyundai striker Oh Se-hun has heaped praise on his teammates and hailed the unity within the camp as the holders get set to face Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was not part of last year's title-winning team as he completed his military service but he has played an increasingly important role in the current campaign, and no Ulsan player has scored more goals than his three in the competition to date.
Since the departure of Austrian Lukas Hinterseer, Oh has been charged with spearheading an Ulsan frontline that also includes star power in the likes of Korea Republic internationals Lee Dong-jun and Lee Dong-gyeong, as well as Georgian playmaker Valeri Qazaishvili.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals (East): Players in Form
Kuala Lumpur: Just eight teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 AFC Champions League title as Asia's premier club competition returns for the quarter-finals over the weekend.
In East Asia, defending champions Ulsan Hyundai are joined by Korean rivals and former winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Pohang Steelers, while Japan's Nagoya Grampus return to the last eight for the first time since 2009.
With Ulsan taking on Jeonbuk and Pohang meeting Nagoya, both at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Sunday, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on four players who could make the difference.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals (West): Players in Form
Riyadh: The battle to be crowned kings of Asia recommences this weekend with the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals taking centre stage.
In West Asia, the 2019 champions Al Hilal SFC are joined by Riyadh rivals Al Nassr, who return to the quarter-finals for the third time in three years, while Persepolis FC – runners-up in 2018 and 2020 – and Al Wahda FSCC complete the line-up.
With Al Hilal going up against Persepolis at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium and Al Nassr taking on Al Wahda at King Saud University Stadium , the-AFC.com picks out four players who go into match in fine form.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals: Facts and Stats
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Saturday and Sunday promise to be thrilling affairs.
Four previous winners, a runners-up from two of the three most recent editions and and a trio of teams looking to play in the final for the first time remain in the running to emerge the 2021 champions.
Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at some interesting facts and stats ahead of the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals: Meet the teams
Kuala Lumpur: The race for the 2021 AFC Champions League title is heating up as the eight remaining sides return for the quarter-finals in Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic over the weekend.
On Saturday at Riyadh's King Saud University Stadium, Al Hilal SFC take on Persepolis FC and Al Nassr go up against Al Wahda FSCC. A day later at Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Pohang Steelers meet Nagoya Grampus before defending champions Ulsan Hyundai face off with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
With five countries represented, four former winners still in the mix and a number of the finest players in Asia, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the teams involved.
Al Nassr's Masharipov calls for unity in pursuit of AFC Champions League dream
Riyadh: Six years after making his AFC Champions League debut for his boyhood club Pakhtakor FC, Uzbek winger Jaloliddin Masharipov is as close as ever to continental glory as he prepares to lead Al Nassr in a decisive quarter-final clash against UAE’s Al Wahda FSCC on Saturday.
The 28-year-old was one of the standout performers in the 2020 edition of the competition, leading Pakhtakor to the quarter-finals, but his campaign ended on a sour note as he was dismissed 15 minutes into the last-eight encounter against Persepolis, with the Iranian side eventually capitalising on the one-man advantage to win 2-0.
Nagoya confidence high ahead of 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-final, says Inagaki
Jeonju: Sho Inagaki has revealed that Nagoya Grampus are travelling to Korea Republic full of belief ahead of their first appearance in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals since 2009.
Nagoya advanced to the last eight after seeing off K League 1 side Daegu FC 4-2 in the Round of 16, and they face Korean opposition once more on Sunday when they take on three-time continental champions Pohang Steelers at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
The sides previously met in the group stage, when Nagoya picked up a win and a draw en route to finishing on top of the standings. They now go into their third meeting with Pohang on a high after Inagaki's goal against FC Tokyo on Sunday secured a place in the 2021 J.League Cup final.
Al Hilal's Jang dreams of repeating AFC Champions League glory
Riyadh: Two years into his time at Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC, Korea Republic defender Jang Hyun-soo is dreaming of a second AFC Champions League title as his side prepare to face Persepolis FC in the quarter-finals.
The former Korea Republic international arrived in Riyadh from Tokyo FC back in 2019, having never won silverware at club level, and within months he had picked up the most coveted trophy in Asian football, helping Al Hilal to the AFC Champions League title after a 3-0 aggregate triumph over Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan, but Jang is not satisfied yet as he dreams of a repeat of that success.
Pohang's Lee Seung-mo 'not satisfied' with 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-final place
Jeonju: When Lee Seung-mo netted the only goal of the game to defeat Cerezo Osaka in the 2021 AFC Champions League last 16, he secured Pohang Steelers a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014, but the 23-year-old has admitted he wants much more.
Lee's close-range effort midway through the first half ensured a continental giant, who have been champions of Asia three times, finally returned to the latter stages of the tournament after a seven-year hiatus and kept Pohang's dreams of winning a first AFC Champions League title since 2009 alive.
Having successfully navigated the Round of 16 in Japan, Pohang will again face J1 League opposition in the quarter-finals, but this time they will do so in their homeland as they take on Nagoya Grampus at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Sunday.