Group D - MD1: Al Nassr (KSA) 2-2 Al Sadd SC (QAT)
Riyadh: A highly entertaining clash at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Stadium saw Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr and Qatar’s Al Sadd SC play out a 2-2 draw in their opening 2020 AFC Champions League Group D match on Tuesday.
The two teams had in the quarter-finals of the previous edition, with the first leg ending in a 2-1 home victory for Al Nassr.
Draw with Esteghlal a boost for Al Shorta, says head coach Ilic
Erbil: Al Shorta head coach Aleksandar Ilic was satisfied despite having to settle for a share of the points with Esteghlal FC in their 2020 AFC Champions League Group A tie on Monday.
Hussam Kadhim put the ball into his own net in the first half to give Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal the lead at Franso Hariri Stadium but Ali Fayez salvaged a point for the home team from the penalty spot three minutes into the second half.
Analysis: Dominant Al Hilal pick up where they left off
Dubai: Al Hilal proved themselves to be the best in Asia last year and judging by the holders’ display in their 2020 AFC Champions League opener against Iranian debutants Shahr Khodro on Monday, it looks like it will take something special to knock the Saudi giants off their pedestal.
The 2-0 scoreline at Dubai’s Zabeel Stadium on Monday only tells half the story, for this was as convincing a victory as you are likely to see in this year’s competition, with Al Hilal creating chance after chance from start to finish.