Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League is down to just four teams after the completion of the quarter-finals last week, with Al Hilal, Al Sadd, Guangzhou Evergrande and Urawa Red Diamonds all still in the hunt for Asia's biggest club prize.
The quartet will return for the semi-finals in a little over a week's time as the tournament heads towards a gripping climax, before which, join the-AFC.com as we look back at the week in numbers following a thrilling set of last-eight encounters.
ACL 2019 Allianz Goal of the Week: Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal SFC)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Al Hilal's Salem Al Dawsari is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final second legs on Friday.
Kuala Lumpur: The line-up for the 2019 AFC Champions League semi-finals was decided this week after Al Sadd, Al Hilal, Urawa Red Diamonds and Guangzhou Evergrande emerged victorious.
Fantastic fan support, stand-out performances, and eyes firmly fixed on the prize as the 2019 quarter-finals concluded in exciting style with the second leg matches played out in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Japan. Here's the post-match reaction from some of the key men involved.
Saitama: Tomoaki Makino believes that Urawa Red Diamonds’ away goals victory over Shanghai SIPG that saw them advance to the 2019 AFC Champions League semi-finals can help turn the J.League side’s troubled season around.
The 1-1 draw against the Chinese side in the second leg of the quarter-finals at Saitama Stadium on Tuesday saw Urawa edge through to the last four as the 3-3 aggregate draw proved enough to eliminate Shanghai on away goals.
But two-time Continental champions Urawa have endured a miserable season domestically, having not recorded a J.League win since July 20, as they have slipped dangerously towards the relegation zone.