Preview - Group H: No room for error for Gamba Osaka, Chiangrai in crucial AFC Champions League clash
Tashkent: It may only be Matchday Four of the group stage, but Sunday’s 2021 AFC Champions League clash between Gamba Osaka and Chiangrai United will carry the high stakes of a knockout final for both clubs.
Inseparable in a 1-1 draw on Thursday, the two clubs will meet again knowing that a repeat result will likely allow Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to build on their two-point lead at the top of the Group H table, while defeat for either side would inflict even worse consequences.
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Bangkok: It was another goal-packed Matchday in the 2021 AFC Champions League (East) with plenty of stunning strikes coming in the third round of Group Stage fixtures from the host cities of Bangkok, Buriram, Pathum Thani and Tashkent.
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Preview - Group H: Tampines Rovers eager to make amends in tough AFC Champions League rematch with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Tashkent: Three days after being on the losing end of the biggest result of the 2021 AFC Champions League, Singapore’s Tampines Rovers are hopeful of a better outcome when they face Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Matchday Four of Group H on Sunday.
Brazilian striker Gustavo bagged four, Gambia’s Modou Barrow earned a hat-trick while Stanislav Iljutcenko and Kim Seung-dae also got on the scoresheet as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors walked away with a 9-0 triumph at Lokomotiv Stadium on Thursday.
Jeonbuk Hyundai sit top of Group H with seven points, two ahead of Gamba Osaka and three in front of Chiangrai United, while Tampines Rovers are yet to collect a point in their maiden appearance in the competition.
Oniki wants to keep the goals flowing after Kawasaki Frontale’s AFC Champions League avalanche
Tashkent: Kawasaki Frontale head coach Toru Oniki has vowed to keep the goals coming after his side powered to a 8-0 win over United City FC on Friday.
The defending J1 League champions totally overpowered their opponents, with Kento Tachibanada bagging a hat-trick as they piled on six second half goals.
Among the favourites to contest the final this season, Kawasaki have now scored 18 goals in just three matches, making them the tournament’s highest-scoring side team, even taking into account the West Zone where 20 teams completed a six-match schedule in May.
Preview Group G: Nagoya Grampus wary of Johor Darul Ta’zim threat in AFC Champions League showdown
Bangkok: Johor Darul Ta'zim will be aiming to test Nagoya Grampus’ sturdy defence when they meet in Group G of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Sunday.
Japan's Nagoya have grown from strength to strength since their 1-0 win over Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim on Matchday One to go on four-game winning run, scoring 11 goals and conceding none to sit top of the group three points clear of Korea Republic's Pohang Steelers.