Europe Wrap: Postecoglou seals treble with Celtic; Taremi lifts cup
Kuala Lumpur: Australian manager Ange Postecoglou bagged the fifth title of his two-year stint in Scotland as Celtic completed a domestic treble by defeating Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1 to win the Scottish Cup on Saturday with Kyogo Furuhashi once again finding the back of the net in a cup final.
Islamic Republic of Iran striker Mehdi Taremi started for FC Porto as they overcame SC Braga 2-0 to secure the Taca de Portugal on Sunday while Samurai Blue trio Wataru Endo, Hiroki Ito and Genki Haraguchi helped VfB Stuttgart stay up in the German Bundesliga with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win over Hamburg in a relegation playoff.
Uzbekistan’s Eldor Shomurodov and Australia’s Ajdin Hrustic will meet as Spezia and Hellas Verona battle to avoid relegation in Italy while Takefusa Kubo and Lee Kang-in concluded fruitful campaigns in Spain in style, so join the-AFC.com as we find out how the Asian stars performed in Europe over the past week.
Vote for your Best Goal of #ACL2022: Semi-final 1 (East)
Kuala Lumpur: Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds last month became Asian champions for the third time when they overcame Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC in the title clash of the AFC Champions League 2022 – a tournament that saw 384 goals scored in 130 matches at an average of almost three goals every 90 minutes.
Now it’s your turn, as the fans of Asian football, to select which among the lot deserves to be considered the best. In the first of the two semi-finals, the-AFC.com brings you eight fantastic goals from the East Asia section of the draw to look back on.
After reviewing our selection, don’t forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article to help decide which of the goals will advance to a final to face the best goals from the West Asia side of the draw.
Klinsmann leaves Serie A title-winner Min-jae out of squad
Seoul: Kim Min-jae will miss Korea Republic’s friendly matches against Peru and El Salvador next week after head coach Jurgen Klinsmann left the Napoli defender out of his 23-man squad for the games in Busan and Daejon.
Kim was named Serie A’s best defender for the season after playing a key role in Napoli’s first league title win in 33 years but the 26-year-old former Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors centre-half has been rested for the games on June 16 and 20.