Kuwait City: Al Arabi came from behind to defeat Al Riffa 3-2 in their AFC Cup™ 2022 opener in Group B of the competition at the Kuwait SC Stadium on Wednesday.
The Kuwait City-based club managed to come back from two goals down to win 3-2 thanks to some exceptional individual skill that culminated in an explosive winning goal towards the end of the match, which was their first in the competition in 13 seasons.
Muscat: A dream AFC Cup™ debut for Al Seeb Club in front of their fans saw the AFC Cup™ 2022 Group A hosts collect the three points in a 1-0 win over Syria’s Jableh SC at Seeb Sports Stadium on Wednesday.
Both sides came into the game in pursuit of a positive start to their maiden continental campaign, but the Omani side never looked in danger throughout and cruised to a comfortable, if not emphatic, win by the final whistle.
Kolkata: A Nuha Marong goal proved decisive as Bashundhara Kings opened their AFC Cup™ 2022 campaign with a 1-0 win over Maziya Sports & Recreation Club at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium on Wednesday.
The Gambian striker’s opportunistic header 12 minutes before half-time gave the Bangladesh Premier League leaders their second win over Maziya in as many seasons and took them a step closer to achieving their goal of reaching the knockout stage for the first time.
Oscar Bruzon’’s side will have the chance to further boost those chances when they face ATK Mohun Bagan on Saturday, while Maziya now face a battle for AFC Cup survival against group leaders Gokulam Kerala.
Kolkata: Gokulam Kerala FC made a dream start to their AFC Cup 2022™ campaign, registering a 4-2 victory over ATK Mohun Bagan FC in a thrilling all-Indian Group D clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium on Wednesday.
Luka Majcen bagged a brace and set up another goal for the I-League champions, who scored three times in 15 second-half minutes to stun Juan Ferrando’s charges in front of over 30,000 thoroughly entertained fans.
With only the group winners to advance to the knockout stage, Vincenzo Alberto Annese’s men will have the opportunity to further strengthen their position when they meet Maziya Sports & Recreation on Saturday, while ATK Mohun Bagan will have no margin for error against Bashundhara Kings.