Riyadh: Al Hilal SFC reclaimed the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League top spot after a 2-0 win over Al Shabab on Friday.
Defending champions Al Ittihad relinquished pole position after being held by Al Fayha while Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner against Al Ta'ee as Al Nassr registered their sixth consecutive victory after a slow start.
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.
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.