South Asia Domestic Wrap: Goa top ISL, East Bengal on pole in I-League
New Delhi: Goa FC defeated ATK 2-1 to seize top spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) while East Bengal took advantage of their rivals not playing to assume the lead in the I-League in the latest round of action.
Defending ISL champions Bengaluru FC, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat of the season as the league gathers steam while in Bangladesh, teams are set for the new season's kick-off with the Federation Cup taking off on Wednesday.
Doha: Midfielder Nam Tae-hee was satisfied with the performance of Al Sadd SC despite the 3-2 defeat to Monterrey in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Korean international saw Al Sadd concede twice in the first half before eventually losing 3-2 to Mexico's Monterrey to miss out on a semi-final with UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool.
Kuala Lumpur: Defending champions Al Hilal SFC will play in Group B of the 2020 AFC Champions League following the conclusion of the draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, who defeated Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan to lift the 2019 title after runners-up finishes in 2014 and 2017, will have Shabab Al Ahli Dubai (UAE), Pakhtakor (UZB) and the winner of a play-off for company.
Kuala Lumpur: Al Ahed FC will begin the defence of their AFC Cup title in Group A following the completion of the draw for the 2020 edition at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
Al Ahed will have Bahrain's Manama Club, Al Jaish of Syria and the winner of the West Zone Play-off for company as the Lebanese side will seek to make it back-to-back AFC titles after defeating DPR Korea's 4.25 SC in the 2019 final.