AFC Champions League™ 2022 Group Stage Stats Leaders: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: After shining the spotlight on the standout displays by goalkeepers and defenders in the AFC Champions League™ 2022 group stage, it’s time to turn the attention to the midfielders as the-AFC.com highlights those who shone in the first round.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the group stage to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
Here are eight midfielders whose displays on the continent set them apart.
Kashima: Korea Republic continued their winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Hong Kong on Matchday Two of the 2022 EAFF E-1 Men’s Football Championship, while Japan were held to a goalless draw by China PR on Sunday.
The results mean Korea Republic and Japan will battle for the title on Wednesday.
ASEAN and East Asia Wrap: Hanoi stay top; Malaysia FA Cup quarter-finals take place
Kuala Lumpur: Hanoi FC edged Hong Linh Ha Tinh 2-1 on Sunday to remain on top of Vietnam’s V.League but, with the top three all winning, just a point separates first from third.
It was FA Cup quarter-final weekend in Malaysia as Johor Darul Ta’zim, Selangor, Terengganu and Penang all advanced, while there was also action in Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos in a busy weekend across ASEAN.
In East Asia, meanwhile, there were fixtures in Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we keep you up to speed with the latest from the two regions.