Hong Kong: Wofoo Tai Po came from behind to share the spoils with Kitchee SC following a 3-3 draw in Group I of their 2019 AFC Cup at the Mongkok Stadium on Wednesday.
Kitchee wasted no time in getting settled in as they asserted the early pressure against a Wofoo Tai Po side who won their previous encounter 4-2 on Matchday One.
Kitchee's aggression was rewarded handsomely when Ju Yingzhi was fouled just outside the area and Fernando cooly slotted home the free-kick in the sixth minute, sending his shot into the bottom left corner.
Group E: Abahani Limited Dhaka 5-0 Manang Marshyangdi Club
Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited Dhaka retained top spot in Group E of the 2017 AFC Cup with a 5-0 win over Nepalese outfit Manang Marshyangdi Club at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.
Mohammad Nabib Ziban, Kervens Belfort and Sunday Chizoba were among the five different players to find the back of the net for the rampant Abahani Limited, who took their tally to 10 points from five matches in the competition.
The result means Abahani Limited will only need to equal Chennaiyin’s result in the group’s final Matchday – to be staged next Wednesday – to move into the knockout stage as group winners, while Manang Marshyangdi’s elimination is now confirmed.
Guwahati: Minerva Punjab failed to end their streak of drawn games as Chennaiyin FC snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat courtesy of a 90th minute equaliser on Matchday Five of the 2019 AFC Cup Group E on Wednesday.
Minerva were under immense pressure after having failed to secure a single win in their first four Group E encounters and looked on course for their first win when Chennaiyin equalised.
With this, Chennaiyin maintained their top position on the points table while Minerva took yet another point home.
West Zonal Semi-final - 1st Leg: Al Jaish 3-0 Al Jazeera
Arad: A brace from Bassel Moustafa and a late Mohammed Al Wakid strike earned 10-man Al Jaish an emphatic 3-0 victory over Jordan’s Al Jazeera in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Cup West Zonal Semi-finals on Tuesday.
Al Jazeera were hopeful of taking home a result that could help them reach the West Zonal final for the second time running, but they faced the challenge of an Al Jaish side that had not lost in their last eight AFC Cup games.
The Jordanians started brightly and were in complete control for the first 25 minutes, threatening first through Abdullah Al Attar’s header which narrowly missed the target, then through Omar Al Manasrah’s long range strike.
ASEAN Zonal Semi-final - 1st Leg: Ceres Negros 1-1 Hanoi FC
Balaclod: Hanoi FC recovered from a goal behind to earn a 1-1 away draw against Ceres Negros FC in the first leg of their AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal semi-final on Tuesday.
Risto Vidakovic’s side took the lead through Bienvenido Marańon just before the hour mark, but the visitors returned fire through Senegalese forward Pape Omar Faye to earn a share of the spoils and a potentially vital away goal at Panaad Stadium.
The two sides will meet again at Hanoi’s Hang Day Stadium next Tuesday, with the winners to advance to the ASEAN Zonal final.
Amman: Mohammed Kdouh’s fifth goal of the competition was the difference as Al Ahed stunned Al Wehdat 1-0 in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Cup West Zonal Semi-final on Monday.
Both sides looked to improve on their most recent AFC Cup campaigns. Al Ahed had been eliminated at the same stage last year whereas Al Wehdat suffered the same fate in 2017 and missed out on the 2018 AFC Cup.
Al Wehdat came racing out of the blocks, and within three minutes, they had their first sight of goal.