Vote for your Best Goal of #ACL2022: Semi-final 1 (East)
Kuala Lumpur: Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds last month became Asian champions for the third time when they overcame Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC in the title clash of the AFC Champions League 2022 – a tournament that saw 384 goals scored in 130 matches at an average of almost three goals every 90 minutes.
Now it’s your turn, as the fans of Asian football, to select which among the lot deserves to be considered the best. In the first of the two semi-finals, the-AFC.com brings you eight fantastic goals from the East Asia section of the draw to look back on.
After reviewing our selection, don’t forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article to help decide which of the goals will advance to a final to face the best goals from the West Asia side of the draw.
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 we asked you, the fans of Asian football, to vote for your Best XI from the 20th edition of the continental competition.
After reaching a third final in the past four years, players from Al Hilal SFC feature heavily once more, while there are plenty of other star performers from across the continent.
Below are the 11 players voted into the all-star team on the-AFC.com after another memorable edition of Asia’s most prestigious club tournament that saw Urawa Red Diamonds crowned champions for the third time.
Al Foutoua end 32-year wait for Syrian Premier League crown
Damascus: Al Foutoua clinched the Syrian Premier League title with a match to spare following their 4-1 win over Al Majd on Tuesday.
Forward Alaa Al Dali scored twice to lead the Deir ez-Zor-based side to their third league title with their last win dating back 32 years ago when they clinched consecutive crowns in the 1990-91 seasons.
Kuala Lumpur: Japanese defender Saki Kumagai scored a hat-trick in her farewell match for Bayern Munich as an 11-1 win over Turbine Potsdam secured the women’s league title in Germany for the Bavarians while her compatriot Takuma Asano scored and assisted to help VfL Bochum beat Bayer Leverkusen and escape relegation in the Bundesliga.
Sam Kerr bagged a brace as Chelsea defeated Reading 3-0 on Saturday to win their fourth consecutive Women’s Super League title in England while Islamic Republic of Iran captain Ehsan Hajsafi helped AEK Athens dispatch PAOK in the Greek Cup final and complete a domestic double.
Team Melli star Mehdi Taremi won the Golden Boot in Portugal, Celtic's Chinese duo Shen Mengyu and Shen Menglu lifted the Scottish Women’s Cup and Socceroos winger Awer Mabil won the league in the Czech Republic with Sparta Prague, so join the-AFC.com as we look back on yet another successful week for the Asian stars in Europe.