Preview - Round of 16 2nd Leg: Zobahan FC (1) v (2) Al Ittihad
Doha: Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad will look to build on last week’s 2-1 home victory when they travel to Doha to take on Islamic Republic of Iran’s Zobahan FC in the second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Monday.
Goals from Luis Jimenez and Ziyad Al Sahafi either side of the half-time break overturned Ghasem Hadadifar’s early goal for Zobahan, earning Al Ittihad an important win last week.
Now, Jose Luis Sierra’s men will aim to complete the job and set up an all-Saudi quarter-final clash with the winners between rivals Al Hilal and Al Ahli.
Dubai: Al Ittihad coach Jose Luis Sierra expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance in the 2-1 victory over Zobahan FC in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Monday.
After going behind to a Ghasem Haddadifar strike inside the opening 10 minutes, the two-time AFC Champions League winners came from behind to snatch a ‘home’ victory in the game held at Dubai’s Zabeel Stadium.
Goals from new signing Luis Antonio Jimenez and defender Ziyad Al Sahafi helped Sierra’s men end Zobahan’s six-game unbeaten run in the AFC Champions League.
Preview – Round of 16 2nd Leg: Al Wahda FSCC (1) v (1) Al Nassr
Abu Dhabi: It is still all to play for at Al Nahyan Stadium on Monday as UAE’s Al Wahda go into their home second leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League round of 16 against Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on the back of a 1-1 draw in Riyadh last week.
A goalless draw will be enough for Al Wahda but keeping a clean sheet against a side that netted 11 goals in the group stage and boast Moroccan goal machine Abderrazak Hamdallah will not be an easy task for goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shamsi and his backline.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League returned to action in the West last week, with the first legs of the Round of 16 taking place on Monday and Tuesday.
The return meetings follow hot on the heels, but before the games kick off at the beginning of the week, join the-AFC.com as we look back at the week in numbers – with a very happy birthday, scoring runs and a first defeat all featuring.
ACL 2019 Allianz Goal of the Week: Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Nassr)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Al Nassr's Abderrazak Hamdallah is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16.