Preview - Group A: Al Nassr (KSA) v Al Wasl FC (UAE)
Riyadh: It is the last chance for UAE’s Al Wasl as they visit Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on Matchday Five of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group A on Tuesday.
Laurentiu Reghecampf’s men are bottom of the group with three points, having failed to add to their 1-0 win against Al Nasr on the opening matchday. A defeat at King Fahd International Stadium will consign the Dubai-based side to group stage exit for the second year running.
Al Wasl go into the match without domestic distractions, having secured top-flight survival with three games to go in a disappointing UAE Pro League campaign.
Preview - Group A: Al Zawraa Club (IRQ) v Zobahan FC (IRN)
Karbala: Al Zawraa look to return to winning ways when they host Group A leaders Zobahan at Karbala Sports City on Matchday Five of the 2019 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
The Iraqi side suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Al Nassr in their last outing and they find themselves third in the group, trailing the Saudi side by two points.
Hakeem Shaker’s men started the campaign brightly, earning a point on the road against Zobahan before recording a 5-0 victory against Al Wasl in Karbala. Back-to-back defeats to Al Nassr left them reeling, but their hopes of progress remain alive with two games to go.
Ulsan have to reach for the stars, says Mix Diskerud
Ulsan: American midfielder Mix Diskerud believes anything is possible for K-League side Ulsan Hyundai if they progress to the 2019 AFC Champions League knockout stage, with victory in Tuesday's Group H clash against Sydney FC enough to do so with a game to spare.
Korea Republic's Ulsan knows what it takes to win the AFC Champions League and, moreover, they know what it takes to do so unbeaten having done just that in the 2012 edition.
While it is far too early to say, the 2019 version of the team is set to replicate this, they have certainly begun in similar fashion having not lost in their first four fixtures, and are one of just three sides yet to taste defeat.
The-AFC.com spoke exclusively to Ulsan's Norway-born United States international Diskerud to get his views on the tournament so far, how deep the Korean club can go, and what lies in store for Tuesday's tie with Sydney FC.
Kuala Lumpur: It’s do-or-die for many of the 16 teams in the East Zone of the 2019 AFC Champions League ahead of the fifth round of fixtures as the group stage moves towards a gripping finale.
The eight sides in Groups G and H will take to the field on Tuesday, before the remaining eight teams in Groups E and F follow suit a day later in a week that should see a number of the knockout stage qualification berths decided.