Preview - Quarter-final: Al Nassr (KSA) vs Al Sadd SC (QAT)
Riyadh: Fresh from winning a domestic trophy, Al Sadd travel to Riyadh for Monday's first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final tie which pits them against an Al Nassr side eager to reach a new height.
Xavi’s men overcame rivals Al Duhail 1-0 in the Sheikh Jassim Cup, Qatar’s annual ‘Super Cup’ competition, just a week after they had eliminated the same side from the AFC Champions League Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Al Nassr walked away from Abu Dhabi with the quarter-final ticket after defeating Al Wahda 4-3 on aggregate.
Kuala Lumpur: The eight remaining teams in the 2019 AFC Champions League will return to action in the coming days with the first legs of the quarter-finals played between Monday and Wednesday.
Five former winners are aiming to lift the coveted trophy for the second or even third occasion, while three of the sides will look to create history and be crowned AFC Champions League winners for the first time.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals are sure to bring plenty of excitement for the Continent's football fans. Ahead of those much-anticipated ties, we have selected some of the clashes from the past editions to enjoy.
The quarter-finals were introduced in the AFC Champions League back in 2004, and since then we have witnessed some action-packed matches, particularly in recent times. the-AFC.com highlights five last eight ties that are worth reviewing and savouring.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals are now nearly upon us as the eight remaining sides get ready to continue their quest to be crowned Continental champions.
As the first legs of four eagerly awaited contests get set to kick off on Monday, the-AFC.com has picked out one key player from each club who could light up the last eight and help fire their side towards glory.
Riyadh: The 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-finals kick off on Monday with four heated encounters, but none is as historically significant as the all-Saudi clash between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal.
With nine Continental trophies and 23 Saudi League titles between them, Al Hilal and Al Ittihad are Saudi Arabia’s most successful teams and two of Asia’s greatest sides, but only one of them will make it to the last four of the 2019 AFC Champions League.
Al Hilal have reached the semi-finals three times in the past five years, while time has not been kind to two-time AFC Champions League winners Al Ittihad, whose last semi-final appearance dates back to 2012 when they lost to city rivals Al Ahli.
Nam Tae-hee ruled out of Al Sadd’s trip to Al Nassr
Doha: Al Sadd SC’s Nam Tae-hee is set to miss Monday’s AFC Champions League quarter-final showdown with Saudi Arabian powerhouse Al Nassr through injury.
The 28-year-old Korea Republic international has been ruled out of the first-leg encounter at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium after damaging a muscle in his left leg during the Qatari club’s Sheikh Jassim Cup win over domestic rivals Al Duhail SC on August 17.