Preview - Group C: AFC Champions League survival at stake for Esteghlal as Al Shorta loom
Jeddah: Esteghlal FC will play Al Shorta in their final 2021 AFC Champions League Group C match knowing victory may not be enough for the Islamic Republic of Iran side to advance to the Round of 16.
Victory will take Esteghlal to 11 points but with Al Duhail of Qatar playing Al Ahli Saudi FC in the group's later match, the Islamic Republic of Iran side will only know their fate hours after their tie against Al Shorta with all three teams tied on eights points going into Matchday Six, setting the stage for an exciting finish to Group C.
2021 AFC Champions League West (Matchday Six): 5 Things To Look Out For
Kuala Lumpur: After five exhilarating rounds of fixtures, the group stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) is set for a thrilling finale.
Nine of the 20 teams have already been eliminated but just two have sealed qualification to the next round and, with only the top sides guaranteed a place in the last 16, there is all to play for ahead of the games on Thursday and Friday.
As the West group stage prepares for a gripping climax, the-AFC.com has selected five things to look out for.
Preview - Group B: Sharjah in the way as Tractor bid to stay in AFC Champions League
Sharjah: Tractor FC’s slender hopes of progress to the knockout stage hinge on the Islamic Republic of Iran club achieving victory against Group B hosts Sharjah FC on Matchday Six of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Thursday.
On Monday, a fourth draw in five games for Tractor meant the Iranians remain one of two unbeaten sides in the competition alongside group leaders Sharjah, but with just one win in the competition leaving them on seven points, even victory on the final matchday might not be enough for them to go through to the next round.
Preview - Group D: Al Sadd, Al Nassr set for AFC Champions League cracker
Riyadh: It will be winners take all when Al Sadd SC of Qatar and Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr clash in their final 2021 AFC Champions League Group D tie at the King Saud University Stadium on Thursday.
Al Sadd grabbed top spot from Al Nassr after the Qatar champions beat Foolad Khouzestan FC on Matchday Five to move up to 10 points, with the Saudi club missing out on vital points when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Al Wehdat stay second two points adrift.
The onus will be on Al Nassr to secure full points while Al Sadd only need a draw to confirm their place in the Round of 16.
Preview - Group E: Persepolis seeking top spot, Al Rayyan aiming to end AFC Champions League outing on high note
Goa: Islamic Republic of Iran's Persepolis will be chasing a return to winning ways when they play Qatar's Al Rayyan on Matchday Six in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.
Persepolis lead the standings with 12 points from five matches, two clear of second placed Al Wahda FSCC of UAE with FC Goa third spot with three points while Al Rayyan lie bottom with two points.