Preview - Group I: Preview: Daegu FC's Lee promises improvement as United City FC's Withe looks to build on first AFC Champions League point
Tashkent: Head coach Lee Byung-geun vowed his Daegu FC side would improve on their last match, ahead of their Tuesday encounter against United City FC in the 2021 AFC Champions League’s Group I.
This will be the first match between the two sides with the Phillipines Football League champions vying to get their first win in the tournament to solidify their position in the group going into Matchday Three, while Daegu FC will look to bounce back from their opening day defeat.
Preview - Group F: Kaya FC-Iloilo braced for tough AFC Champions League test against Viettel FC
Bangkok: Kaya FC-Iloilo head coach Graham Harvey expects another tough match when his side take on Viettel FC in their Group F clash on Matchday Two of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Both debutants suffered opening day defeats, with Philippines side Kaya FC third in the standings and Vietnam's Viettel fourth, and a win at the Pathum Thani Stadium on Tuesday will serve as a huge boost for both.
Record breaker Damjanovic: Scoring against Cerezo Osaka is one AFC Champions League goal I will never forget
Buriram: Kitchee SC’s Dejan Damjanovic has scored for every club he has represented in the AFC Champions League, but no goal means more to the competition’s newly christened all-time leading scorer than the one that made history on Sunday against Cerezo Osaka.
A trademark finish in the 38th minute at Buriram Stadium took the 39-year-old Montenegrin to 38 goals from 69 games and one clear of his great rival Lee Dong-gook of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors as the competition’s top scorer ever.
Beijing’s teenage captain Liang leading by example in AFC Champions League
Tashkent: Not many players win Player of the Match honours in their AFC Champions League debut, and fewer still do while captaining their team at the age of 19.
Beijing FC’s Liang Shaowen pulled off both feats in a memorable introduction to the competition at Bunyodkor Stadium on Saturday.
Leading a heavily inexperienced team against United City FC, Liang not only not kept all-time leading AFC Cup goal scorer Bienvenido Marańon scoreless, but curled home the sublime late free-kick which gave his side a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Culpi credits Cerezo Osaka's resilience for comeback AFC Champions League victory over Kitchee SC
Buriram: Levir Culpi praised his Cerezo Osaka side for their refusal to give up as the Japanese side came from going a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory over Hong Kong’s Kitchee SC at Buriram Stadium to maintain their winning start to Group J of the 2021 AFC Champions League.
Cerezo had goals from Adam Taggart and Tiago Pagnussat to thank for the club’s second win in a row after an opening victory over Guangzhou FC and the Brazilian was pleased with the determination his players showed to come back after Dejan Damjanovic gave Kitchee the lead.