Europe Wrap: Hwang secures draw at Anfield; Jahanbakhsh earns point for Feyenoord
Kuala Lumpur: Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan came off the bench to score the equaliser and earn Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the third round of the English FA Cup on Saturday.
In the Netherlands, substitute Alireza Jahanbakhsh netted a late leveller for Feyenoord as the Dutch league returned following its winter break, while Lee Kang-in and Hwang In-beom starred for RCD Mallorca and Olympiacos in Spain and Greece respectively.
Elsewhere, Asian players delivered the goods in Italy, Belgium and Scotland, so join the-AFC.com as we review the action from around Europe.
Preview – Semi-final, 2nd Leg: Thailand v Malaysia
Bangkok: Defending champions Thailand will take on Malaysia for a place in the final of the 2022 AFF Cup as the two sides meet in the second leg of the semi-final at Thammasat Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Six-time champions Thailand have their work cut out to keep their title defence alive after Malaysia claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday.
Birthday boy Faisal Halim scored the only goal of the contest in Kuala Lumpur as he volleyed home a headed assist from V. Ruventhiran in the 11th minute, before Kim Pan-gon’s players shut out Thailand to carry the advantage to the return leg.
Wins for Iraq, Oman as Group A goes down to the wire
Basra: Iraq and Oman scored important wins on Monday to set up an exciting finish to Group A of the 2023 Gulf Cup.
Iraq defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 to move top of the standings ahead of Oman, who edged Yemen 3-2.
The victories took both teams to four points, with Saudi Arabia one adrift meaning they will have to defeat Oman in their final match while hosts Iraq will advance by avoiding a loss against eliminated Yemen.
Alkmaar: Australia’s AFC Asian Cup™-winning goalkeeper Maty Ryan has joined Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, the Eredivise club has announced.
The 30-year-old, who won the continental title with the Socceroos in 2015 and has played 79 times for his country, has signed an 18-month contract with AZ after spending the previous year-and-a-half in Denmark with Copenhagen.