Amman: Al Ahed coach Bassem Marmar was happy his side will return to Beirut in a positive mood following their 0-0 draw with Jordan’s Al Jazeera in the first leg of their 2019 AFC Cup West Zonal Final on Tuesday.
Al Jazeera had a slight edge over the 90 minutes but another resolute defensive performance from Al Ahed meant the teams couldn't be separated, leaving next week's return leg enticingly poised.
We’re confident we can win the title, says Won Song
Hanoi: Won Song has insisted that DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC are confident they can be crowned 2019 AFC Cup champions as they get set to face Vietnam’s Hanoi FC in the first leg of the Inter-Zone Final at Hang Day Stadium on Wednesday.
The Pyongyang club are taking part in the tournament for the third successive year, having reached the Inter-Zone semi-finals in 2017 and the Inter-Zone Final last year, when they were eliminated on away goals by Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr.
But 4.25 returned to once again advance to the knockout rounds and then defeated Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited Dhaka in the previous stage to line up a clash with ASEAN Zonal champions Hanoi.
Inter-Zone Final 1st Leg – Preview: Hanoi FC v 4.25 SC
Hanoi: Vietnam’s Hanoi FC will welcome DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC to Hang Day Stadium for the first leg of the 2019 AFC Cup Inter-Zone Final on Wednesday.
The ASEAN Zonal champions edged past Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr in the previous round, while their East Asia Zonal counterparts overcame Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited Dhaka to set up a mouthwatering encounter as they chase a place in the final on November 2.
Hanoi: Hanoi FC head coach Chu Dinh Nghiem has underlined that his players are fully focused and intent on advancing to the 2019 AFC Cup Final ahead of the Inter-Zone Final first leg against DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC on Wednesday.
The Vietnamese side were crowned V.League champions for the second successive year last Thursday, but celebrations have been cut short with the Continental competition clash coming just days later in a campaign that could yet yield further silverware.
Hanoi have played more games than any other side to reach this stage of the tournament, while the ASEAN Zonal champions are also into the semi-finals of the Vietnamese Cup as they seek an unprecedented treble for a V.League club
Kuala Lumpur: Vietnam’s Hanoi FC and 4.25 SC of DPR Korea will square off in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Cup Inter-Zone Final on Wednesday with both sides aiming to advance to the showpiece event for the first time.
In what will be the first-ever meeting between the pair, there is set to be plenty of attacking talent on display and the-AFC.com has selected four players who could inspire their team to the final.