East Asia Wrap: Vissel hold on for win; Chengdu rise up
Hong Kong: Yoshinori Muto netted twice as leaders Vissel Kobe defeated FC Tokyo 3-2 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to six league games in Japan, but defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos are hot on their heels as Kevin Muscat’s side triumphed over Avispa Fukuoka to remain three points behind.
Unbeaten Chengdu Rongcheng handed Shanghai Shenhua their first defeat of the season in China PR during the midweek, displacing their opponents from second place, but leaders Shanghai Port continue to be in the driver’s seat as they too remain unbeaten in the league and have a game in hand.
In Korea Republic, defending champions Ulsan Hyundai dropped points for only the third time this season as they were held in a six-goal thriller by Daejeon Hana Citizen while matches also took place in Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: The names of the goalkeeper, defenders and midfielders in the Best XI from the AFC Champions League™ 2022 have been locked in and now the-AFC.com asks you, the fans of Asian football, to vote for your favourite forwards from what was a memorable tournament.
As we look to wrap up final slots in the Best XI, we have selected 10 of the star performers who led the line for their teams with aplomb during the 20th edition of the continental competition.
Now it is your turn to review the list featuring some of the most impressive forwards from the AFC Champions League 2022 and pick your favourite by voting in the poll at the foot of the article.
Munich: Former AFC Women’s Player of the Year Saki Kumagai has confirmed she will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the current season.
The 32-year-old, who was crowned Asia’s leading female player in 2019, revealed on social media that she planned to leave the Bavarian outfit following Sunday’s game against Potsdam after two seasons with the club.