Suwon: Yeom Ki-hun believes Suwon Samsung Bluewings striker Adam Taggart is a strong contender to win the 2020 AFC Champions League Golden Boot as the Korea Republic side prepare to kick off their Group G campaign against Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Wednesday.
Taggart joined Suwon at the beginning of 2019 and promptly finished as the K League’s top goalscorer after finding the back of the net 20 times in what was a largely disappointing league season for the former Asian champions.
Club captain Yeom, who top-scored in the Korean FA Cup as the side secured a return to the AFC Champions League, was hugely impressed with what he saw and believes the 26-year-old Australian could be the difference between success and failure on the Continent.
Preview MD2 - Group E: Chiangrai United (THA) vs Beijing FC (CHN)
Chiang Rai: Thai champions Chiangrai United will host Beijing FC in the first-ever AFC Champions League home tie at The Power of Chiangrai Stadium on Tuesday.
After a narrow 1-0 loss away to Melbourne Victory in their debut in the 2020 AFC Champions League, Chiangrai United are set to appear in the home debut when China's Beijing FC journey to northern Thailand.
Group A - MD2: Al Ahli Saudi FC (KSA) 2-1 Esteghlal FC (IRN)
Kuwait City: A Salman Al Muwashar brace helped Al Ahli Saudi FC earn a 2-1 win over Esteghlal FC on Matchday Two of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group A on Monday.
Al Ahli entered the game led by interim boss Mazen Bahkali, after the club had earlier in the day announced the termination of manager Christian Gross’ contract on the back of poor results in the Saudi Pro League.
Group B - MD2: Pakhtakor (UZB) 3-0 Shahr Khodro FC (IRN)
Tashkent: An Igor Sergeev brace and a late Sherzod Azamov header helped Pakhtakor brush aside Shahr Khodro FC 3-0 to record their second consecutive win in the 2020 AFC Champions League Group A on Monday.
Shahr Khodro came into their second-ever AFC Champions League game dreaming of collecting their first point or scoring their first goal in the group stage, but at the end of the 90 minutes, they would have neither as the home side added another three points to their haul after having opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Shabab Al Ahli Dubai last week.