Preview - Group A: Top spot at stake as Al Hilal, Istiklol square off in AFC Champions League
Riyadh: Al Hilal SFC or FC Istiklol will both be aiming to walk away with a clear lead at the end of their 2021 AFC Champions League Group A tie on Wednesday.
Both are on four points after two matches, with Al Hilal ahead with a better goal difference and a win for either will boost their hopes of winning the group and sealing the sole automatic spot to the Round of 16.
Preview - Group B: Air Force Club, Tractor FC out to end pursuit of AFC Champions League triumph
Sharjah: Iraq’s Air Force Club and Islamic Republic of Iran’s Tractor FC will continue their pursuit of a first win when they lock horns at the Sharjah Stadium on Matchday Three of the 2021 AFC Champions League Group B on Tuesday.
This will be Tractor’s first encounter against Iraqi opponents in the competition, while Air Force Club previously played IR Iran’s Saipa in the 2008 edition, losing 1-0 and drawing 1-1.
Preview - Group B: Sharjah bent on widening lead in AFC Champions League tie against Pakhtakor
Sharjah: Group B hosts Sharjah will aim to extend their lead at the summit of the group when they take on their nearest chasers Pakhtakor FC on Matchday Three of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
The UAE side have yet to lose a game or concede a goal, having started their campaign with a 1-0 victory against Air Force Club, courtesy of a second-half strike from Khalid Bawazir, then settled for a goalless draw against Tractor FC to collect four points.
Preview - Group D: Top spot at stake for Foolad Khouzestan, Al Nassr in AFC Champions League face-off
Riyadh: The battle for top spot in Group D of the 2021 AFC Champions League is set to take a key turn when Foolad Khouzestan FC and Al Nassr lock horns on Matchday Three on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr will be a weakened side after it was confirmed on Monday that five players were among several members of the squad to have tested positive for COVID-19.
The two teams are tied on four points with Al Nassr leading on goal difference but with only the group winners assured of advancing to the Round of 16, neither will give an inch at the King Saud University Stadium.
Preview - Group E: FC Goa relishing AFC Champions League encounter with Persepolis
Goa: India’s FC Goa will be aiming to push the boundaries once again when they face Group E leaders Persepolis FC of Islamic Republic of Iran in the 2021 AFC Champions League at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
The two teams have never met before in the AFC Champions League. Persepolis are top of the table with six points after notching consecutives victories, while second placed FC Goa have kept two clean sheets in back-to-back goalless draws.
Preview - Group E: Victory only option for Al Rayyan, Al Wahda in AFC Champions League showdown
Goa: United Arab Emirates’ Al Wahda FSCC and Al Rayyan SC of Qatar will both be searching for their first win when they meet in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Wahda will fancy their chances, having defeated Al Rayyan in four out of their five previous meetings in the AFC Champions League.
Both teams, however, have not enjoyed the best of starts to their 2021 campaign and with just a point to show after two matches, neither can afford anything less than a win on Tuesday.