Siripong: Ratchaburi showed true quality in AFC Champions League draw with Pohang Steelers
Bangkok: Ratchaburi FC's Sek-san Siripong lauded his charges for showing maturity in their 0-0 draw against Korea Republic’s Pohang Steelers on Sunday.
Ratchaburi, playing in the AFC Champions League for the first time, held their own for 90 minutes in the Group G tie at the Rajamangala Stadium to walk away with a point and, in the process, deal a blow to Pohang's hopes of advancing to the Round of 16.
Group F: Ten-man Ulsan Hyundai fend off Kaya FC-Iloilo to extend AFC Champions League win record
Bangkok: Ulsan Hyundai FC made it a record-extending 13 wins in a row as the AFC Champions League holders overcame a spirited Kaya FC-Iloilo 2-1 on Monday.
The win took Ulsan - reduced to 10 players in the 31st minute - to 12 points as the Korea Republic side moved closer to confirming their Round of 16 spot from Group F.
Philippines side Kaya, despite the defeat, walked away with their heads held high after not only giving the match their all but by becoming the first team to score against Ulsan in the 2021 edition of the AFC Champions League.
Group F: Second half revival secures BG Pathum United crucial AFC Champions League victory over Viettel FC
Bangkok: BG Pathum United fought back from a goal down to beat Viettel FC 3-1 to keep their 2021 AFC Champions League knockout stage hopes alive on Monday.
Viettel took a deserved lead in the first half, but a flurry of goals after the break saw Thailand's BG Pathum United secure the vital win to stay second in Group F with nine points from four games, while Vietnam's Viettel are third on three points. Defending champions Ulsan Hyundai FC lead the standings on 12 points.
Group I: Daegu FC cruise past Beijing FC to keep AFC Champions League hopes alive
Tashkent: Daegu FC of Korea Republic stayed in the hunt for a top spot finish, recording a comprehensive 3-0 win against Beijing FC in Group I of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Monday.
Nearly 90 minutes of dominance and more than 30 efforts on goal were rewarded thanks to strikes from Kim Jun-hyuk and Jung Chi-in, as well as a Liang Shawoen own goal, as the K League outfit made it back-to-back wins against the now-eliminated Chinese side.
Preview - Group J: Kitchee SC's counter attacks can derail Port FC's AFC Champions League dreams, warns Sarawut
Buriram: Sarawut Treephan has warned his Port FC players to be wary of Kitchee’s counter attacking strengths when they take on the Hong Kong Premier League champions in their 2021 AFC Champions League Group J clash at Buriram Stadium on Tuesday.
Port witnessed Kitchee’s ability to score on the break in the teams’ opening encounter in the competition when Alex Chu Chi-kwong’s side notched up a 2-0 win despite the Thai League side dominating for much of the game.
Preview - Group J: Cerezo Osaka's Culpi cautious despite Guangzhou FC players' lack of AFC Champions League experience
Buriram: Levir Culpi will not be underestimating Guangzhou FC’s youngsters as he leads his Cerezo Osaka side into their Group J clash with the Chinese side looking to notch up another win on their way to securing a place in the knockout rounds of the 2021 AFC Champions League.
Culpi’s side have won three of their four opening games and lead the Group J standings with 10 points to sit one point clear of Kitchee with two games remaining and take on a Guangzhou side that has struggled in the competition so far.