2021 AFC Champions League (West): The Stats Leaders
Kuala Lumpur: With the first stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) concluded, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the six rounds of group stage fixtures.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition got underway in West Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: After six rounds of fixtures the curtain has come down on the group stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (West), with eight sides advancing to the knockout rounds and 12 teams exiting the competition.
With some continental giants falling at the first hurdle and others scraping through in dramatic fashion, the-AFC.com looks back at what those involved had to say following an exhilarating two days' of action.
2021 AFC Champions League (West): Round of 16 cast finalised
Riyadh: The 2021 AFC Champions League (West) Round of 16 cast was finalised following the conclusion of the Group Stage on Friday.
As Groups A and C brought the thrilling group stage to a close on Friday, the West Round of 16 cast saw several of the continent's biggest club sides missing out with Qatar's Al Sadd SC and Al Duhail SC and Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli Saudi FC among those who exited the tournament.
AFC Cup East Zone Group Stage matches to take place in June
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has agreed to the proposal by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) to reschedule the AFC Cup East Zone Group J matches, originally scheduled for May 14 to 20, to June 23 to 29, 2021.
After close consultation with the HKFA, the decision was confirmed, taking into consideration the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to allow more time to ensure the optimal delivery of the matches.
Ji, Kerr help Chelsea to UEFA Women’s Champions League final
London: Two of Asia’s brightest stars will fight for the European club title after Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final on Sunday.
Trailing 2-1 after the opening match in Germany, Chelsea won 4-1 in a breathless second leg, with Korean star Ji So-yun among the scorers and Australian national team captain Sam Kerr the chief creator for another of the goals.
The London club will meet FC Barcelona in the final, to be held in Gothenburg on May 16, after the Spanish side completed a 3-2 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain earlier on Sunday.