2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Long-Range Goals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage saw some great goals over the last few months and, with continental action on a temporary break, we've selected some of the very best from various categories.
Kicking off the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series, here are five long-range rockets for you to cast your eyes over before telling us which is your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Mumbai City leapfrog ATK Mohun Bagan to claim Indian Super League Winners’ Shield
Goa: Mumbai City overhauled ATK Mohun Bagan in the final match of the Indian Super League’s regular season to win the League Winners’ Shield on Sunday.
Sergio Lobera’s side defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the 110th and final regular season clash, going above their title rivals by virtue of their superior head-to-head record in the process.
The winners of India’s League Winners’ Shield receives a place in the group stage of the AFC Champions League, meaning Mumbai will have the chance to compete at the top of Asian football for the first time in 2022.
Iraq’s Al Shorta bolster squad with Gelmin Rivas, Fahd Youssef
Baghdad: Five-time Iraqi Premier League champions Al Shorta SC have announced the signings of Venezuelan forward Gelmin Rivas and Syrian international Fahd Youssef ahead of their 2021 AFC Champions League campaign.
The 31-year-old Rivas has already started training with the first team and joins Al Shorta on a free transfer after ending his stint with MLS outfits DC United while Youssef has signed following his loan spell with Syria's Hutten SC.
Injury sidelines Sharjah’s Majid Surour for remainder of season
Al Sharjah: Sharjah FC defender Majid Surour has been ruled out for the rest of the UAE Pro League season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.
The 23-year-old UAE international, who rose through the ranks after his successful transition from the youth side, suffered the injury during Sharjah’s 3-0 defeat against Al Jazira in a UAE Pro League tie on Friday.