Preview: Pohang Steelers, Nagoya Grampus set for thriller
Jeonju: Pohang Steelers and Nagoya Grampus will meet for the third time in the 2021 AFC Champions League as the sides face off in the quarter-finals at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Sunday.
Nagoya ran out 3-0 winners back on Matchday Two en route to winning Group G while Pohang joined the J1 League side in the knockout rounds after finishing as one of the best-placed runners-up, rounding off the group stage with a 1-1 draw against Sunday's opponents.
Jeonbuk's Gustavo: Winning the AFC Champions League would be a 'great honour'
Jeonju: When Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors kick off their 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-final against domestic rivals Ulsan Hyundai on Sunday, they do so with the highest scorer player remaining in the competition: Gustavo.
Having twice been on the scoresheet in Jeonbuk's 2020 campaign, when they exited at the group stage, the Brazilian has returned in scintillating form this time round, scoring eight times en route to the quarter-finals to move within one goal of the current top scorer, Michael Olunga of Al Duhail SC.
Ahead of the clash with the defending champions at Jeonju World Cup Stadium, the-AFC.com spoke with the 27-year-old former Corinthians player about his side's chances of continental glory.
Oh Se-hun hails Ulsan teammates ahead of 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals
Jeonju: Ulsan Hyundai striker Oh Se-hun has heaped praise on his teammates and hailed the unity within the camp as the holders get set to face Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was not part of last year's title-winning team as he completed his military service but he has played an increasingly important role in the current campaign, and no Ulsan player has scored more goals than his three in the competition to date.
Since the departure of Austrian Lukas Hinterseer, Oh has been charged with spearheading an Ulsan frontline that also includes star power in the likes of Korea Republic internationals Lee Dong-jun and Lee Dong-gyeong, as well as Georgian playmaker Valeri Qazaishvili.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals (East): Players in Form
Kuala Lumpur: Just eight teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 AFC Champions League title as Asia's premier club competition returns for the quarter-finals over the weekend.
In East Asia, defending champions Ulsan Hyundai are joined by Korean rivals and former winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Pohang Steelers, while Japan's Nagoya Grampus return to the last eight for the first time since 2009.
With Ulsan taking on Jeonbuk and Pohang meeting Nagoya, both at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Sunday, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on four players who could make the difference.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals (West): Players in Form
Riyadh: The battle to be crowned kings of Asia recommences this weekend with the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals taking centre stage.
In West Asia, the 2019 champions Al Hilal SFC are joined by Riyadh rivals Al Nassr, who return to the quarter-finals for the third time in three years, while Persepolis FC – runners-up in 2018 and 2020 – and Al Wahda FSCC complete the line-up.
With Al Hilal going up against Persepolis at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium and Al Nassr taking on Al Wahda at King Saud University Stadium , the-AFC.com picks out four players who go into match in fine form.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals: Facts and Stats
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Saturday and Sunday promise to be thrilling affairs.
Four previous winners, a runners-up from two of the three most recent editions and and a trio of teams looking to play in the final for the first time remain in the running to emerge the 2021 champions.
Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at some interesting facts and stats ahead of the 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
2021 AFC Champions League Quarter-finals: Meet the teams
Kuala Lumpur: The race for the 2021 AFC Champions League title is heating up as the eight remaining sides return for the quarter-finals in Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic over the weekend.
On Saturday at Riyadh's King Saud University Stadium, Al Hilal SFC take on Persepolis FC and Al Nassr go up against Al Wahda FSCC. A day later at Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Pohang Steelers meet Nagoya Grampus before defending champions Ulsan Hyundai face off with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
With five countries represented, four former winners still in the mix and a number of the finest players in Asia, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the teams involved.