Group G - MD1: Ceres Negros FC 4-0 Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC
Manila: Competition heavyweights Ceres Negros FC underlined their AFC Cup title credentials on Tuesday as a comfortable 4-0 win over debutants Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC from Cambodia saw them begin their 2020 Continental campaign in emphatic fashion.
Ceres, who lost out to FC Tokyo in the final round of qualifying for this year’s AFC Champions League, dominated throughout on a night when star striker Bienvenido Marañon scored twice to propel his side to top spot in the Group G standings.
Bali: Melvin Platje scored a second half brace as Bali United bounced back from going a goal down to hand 10-man Than Quang Ninh a 4-1 defeat on Tuesday as the Indonesians made a winning start to their 2020 AFC Cup campaign.
Jeremie Lynch had given Than Quang Ninh the lead after Andre Fagan’s early sending off for the Vietnamese visitors, only for Bali to rally in the second half with four unanswered goals to earn Emral Abus’s side a comprehensive win to open their account in Group G.
Kuala Lumpur: The 17th edition of the AFC Cup will get underway in the ASEAN Zone on Tuesday and Wednesday with 12 clubs from Southeast Asia set to battle it out.
With 2019's ASEAN Zonal champions Hanoi FC not taking part in this year's edition, the field is open for a new force from the region to rise up.
Powerhouse Ceres Negros, who went close once again to reaching the AFC Champions League through the Play-offs, may well be the favourites to take up Hanoi's crown but it will be no easy task, with the quest for glory joined by 11 other sides representing seven nations.
Kuala Lumpur: The group stage of the 2020 AFC Cup in the ASEAN Zone kicks off on Tuesday as 12 clubs from Southeast Asia prepare to fight for regional bragging rights and a place in the knockout rounds.
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Beirut: Al Ahed FC head coach Bassem Marmar said his players gave an exceptional second half performance to edge Hilal Alquds 2-1 in their 2020 AFC Cup Group A tie at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium on Monday.
The AFC Cup defending champions found themselves behind after only 15 minutes as Fayeq Mahamid gave the visitors the lead but Tarek El Ali and Ahmed Zreik scored in the second half to give Al Ahed their first win of the year.