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.
Al Wakrah: Al Sadd head coach Xavi has expressed disappointment with his side’s 1-1 draw against domestic rivals Al Duhail in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday.
The former club captain got his managerial career underway against the same side he ended his playing career against just two months earlier before transitioning from the pitch to the dugout.
In June’s Emir of Qatar Cup final, Al Sadd where on the receiving end of a 4-1 defeat, but on Tuesday they walked away with a valuable away goal and a draw.
Akram Afif struck first for Al Sadd after half an hour at Al Janoub Stadium, drilling home Jung Woo-young’s chipped pass. Msakni levelled the scoring in the second half to set up an intriguing return leg in Doha next week.