Japan to face DPR Korea in men's last eight, Saudi Arabia to play Uzbekistan
Hangzhou: Japan defeated Myanmar 7-0 on Thursday to set up an Hangzhou Asian Games men's quarter-final showdown with DPR Korea while Saudi Arabia also reached the last eight with a hard-fought win over India.
Saudi Arabia will meet Uzbekistan, who defeated Indonesia 2-0 in extra-time.
The women's quarter-finalists were also decided with defending champions Japan to meet Philippines.
Mikael: The ACL is tough but Kitchee will bounce back
Hong Kong: Having scored one of the most spectacular AFC Champions League™ goals in recent times, Kitchee SC forward Mikael Severo has surely guaranteed his place in the 2023-24 edition's highlights reel.
The 30-year-old Brazilian let fly with a bicycle kick from an acute angle in a jaw-dropping strike against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors that caught the attention of football lovers from across the continent.
Despite a narrow 2-1 loss in Korea Republic, the Hong Kong champions now have back-to-back home games and are aiming to reach the knockout stage for the second successive season.
The-AFC.com caught up with Mikael to discuss his hopes for the campaign, the rise of the AFC Champions League and, of course, that goal.