Preview - Group C: Al Duhail, Al Ahli Saudi square off for AFC Champions League future
Jeddah: Al Duhail SC and Al Ahli Saudi FC will have the benefit of knowing what they have to do going into their 2021 AFC Champions League Group C clash at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Friday.
Both are tied on eight with Esteghlal FC, with the Islamic Republic of Iran side playing Iraq's Al Shorta earlier on Friday, with only the group winners assured of advancing to the Round of 16.
The three best runners-up from the five AFC Champions League West groups will also advance, meaning Al Duhail and Al Ahli Saudi will have all to play for even if Esteghlal beat Al Shorta.
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.
Taremi, Shomuordov, Ji So-yun and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Thumping free-kicks, last-minute equalisers and virtuoso midfield performances were among this week’s standout Asian football exports.
Goals in England, Italy, Spain and more, plus standout displays elsewhere in Europe were the order of the week, with 10 players from six different nations making their way onto our latest list of the best of Asian football outside the continent.
Based on performances from April 22 to 28, these are our contenders for AFC International Player of the Week. Don’t forget to make your voice heard!