Preview – Round of 16 1st Leg: Al Duhail SC (QAT) vs Al Sadd SC (QAT)
Al Wakrah: After contesting a two-horse race in the Qatar Stars League and going head-to-head in the Amir Cup final, Doha sides Al Duhail and Al Sadd take their rivalry to the Continental stage as they face-off in the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.
Al Sadd ultimately sealed the league title with a seven-point margin over runners-up Al Duhail, while the latter stormed to a 4-1 victory over their rivals to lift the Amir Cup trophy.
Both sides had reached the 2018 AFC Champions League knock-out stages, before being eliminated by eventual finalists Persepolis, who defeated Al Duhail in the quarter-finals and Al Sadd in the semi-finals.
Round of 16 - 1st Leg: Al Nassr (KSA) 1-1 Al Wahda FSCC (UAE)
Riyadh: Leonardo's 53rd minute strike helped Al Wahda FSCC of the United Arab Emirates hold Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia to a 1-1 draw in their 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie on Monday.
It was Brazilian Leonardo's ninth goal of the campaign and leaves Al Wahda well placed ahead of the return leg on August 12. Abderrazak Hamdallah had given Al Nassr the lead in the 17th minute.
The winners will go on to face either Al Duhail or Al Sadd, both of Qatar, in the quarter-finals.
Amman: Ahead of West Asia's 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16, the-AFC.com takes a look at the head coaches of the eight sides in contention.
Youth is the name of the game in West Asia this year as six of the eight AFC Champions League Round of 16 sides are led by head coaches younger than 50. With four new appointments and four continuing from the group stage, we are set to see some mouthwatering tactical battles over the next two weeks.
Amman: Ahead of the 2019 AFC Champions League knockout stage, clubs across the Continent have been busy strengthening their squads and making managerial appointments.
As a hot summer across West Asia comes to an end, it has also been a heated season in the transfer market. The eight teams from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Islamic Republic of Iran and Qatar bolstered their ranks with exciting signings who hope to start with a bang as teams kick-off their season with the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 matches in August.