Kuala Lumpur: After a memorable victory last year, Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia, will return to defend their AFC Champions League crown when the anticipated group stage begins on Monday.
The three-time Continental club winners, who defeated Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds in last season’s final, face group stage debutants Shahr Khodro FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Al Wasl Stadium in the UAE at 6.40pm local time.
Also, in Group B, Pakhtakor from Uzbekistan take on Shabab Al Ahli Dubai at the Pakhtakor Stadium in Tashkent.
Kuala Lumpur: Seventy-eight days after Al Hilal SFC defeated Urawa Red Diamonds in Saitama to lift the 2019 AFC Champions League trophy, the latest edition of the competition gets underway with four clashes across Groups A and B on Monday.
The reigning champions are in action in Dubai, while one debutant will make their AFC Champions League group stage bow on the same day as things kick-off in full speed in the West Zone.
Preview MD1 - Group A: Al Wahda FSCC (UAE) vs Al Ahli Saudi SC
Abu Dhabi: United Arab Emirates’ Al Wahda and Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli aim to improve on their 2019 AFC Champions League results as they lock horns at the start of their respective 2020 campaigns at Al Nahyan Stadium on Monday.
Both sides saw their progress cut at the Round of 16 last year; Al Wahda were beaten by Al Nassr 4-3 on aggregate, while Al Ahli succumbed to rivals Al Hilal with the same result.
Kuala Lumpur: Teams across the Continent have been busy bolstering their squads with top talent, domestic and international, as they gear up for another challenge in Asia’s top club competition.
Ahead of the 2020 AFC Champions League group stage kicking-off on Monday, the-AFC.com looks at some of the biggest names signed over the past few months who could make the difference for their new clubs in the continental competition.
Kuala Lumpur: With the group stage of the 2020 AFC Champions League kicking off on Monday, the-AFC.com has selected eight young stars to look out for in the coming weeks and months.
From Continental champions to scorers of great goals and title-winning starlets – all of whom are 21 or under – there’s plenty to get excited about with the talent that will be on display during Asia’s biggest club competition.