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.
Preview - Group H: Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) v Shanghai SIPG FC (CHN)
Kawasaki: The Japanese and Chinese champions Kawasaki Frontale and Shanghai SIPG will go head-to-head in Group H of the 2019 AFC Champions League at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Tuesday.
The J.League side must avoid defeat or they will have their elimination confirmed with a game to spare, but victory would move them above the Chinese team ahead of the final round of fixtures.
Kei Chinan scored in the final 10 minutes to secure a 2-2 draw against Ulsan Hyundai two weeks ago and Kawasaki warmed up for Tuesday’s game with their fourth successive J.League victory – a 3-1 win over Vegalta Sendai on Friday.
Preview - Group H: Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR) v Sydney FC (AUS)
Ulsan: Ulsan Hyundai will confirm their passage to the last 16 of the 2019 AFC Champions League if they avoid defeat at home to Sydney FC in Group H on Tuesday.
Unbeaten Ulsan are three points clear at the top of the table after picking up four points from the double-header with Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale on Matchdays Three and Four.
However, the 2012 winners’ recent form has been inconsistent and, without the suspended Kim Tae-hwan, they go into the game at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on the back of a 2-1 loss to Pohang Steelers on Saturday that leaves them second in K League 1.