Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Tractor gain ground, Khujand gain stars
Bishkek: Islamic Republic of Iran’s FC Tractor moved to within four points of league leaders Persepolis in a week where most of the country’s top sides were out of domestic action.
While it was a quiet week on-field, Tajikistan’s FC Khujand made no shortage of headlines, announcing the signing of several high-profile stars on the eve of their participation in both the Tajik League and AFC Cup.
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Kuala Lumpur: Hot on the heels of the first round of fixtures, the 2020 AFC Champions League returns this week with 13 matches being played across nine countries between Monday and Wednesday.
As ever, there are plenty of talking points ahead of the week's action, with an Asian powerhouse trying to halt a miserable run, an Australian debutant kicking off their first AFC Champions League campaign and chances to build on positive starts in Japan and Uzbekistan among our five things to look out for.
Kuala Lumpur: Quick off the back of a thrilling opening matchday that saw 20 goals scored in eight West Asia fixtures, the 2020 AFC Champions League group stage continues with Matchday Two action on Monday and Tuesday.
With Al Hilal having successfully got their title defence underway in the previous round of fixtures, this week sees AFC Champions League football played across six countries, with Kuwait featuring as an alternative home for Al Ahli Saudi FC.
ASEAN & East Asia Domestic Wrap: Leagues kick off in Thailand, Cambodia
Kuala Lumpur: Defending Thai League 1 champions Chiangrai United began their 2020 domestic campaign with a 1-1 draw against Samut Prakan City while in Cambodia, Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng started their title defence with a resounding 5-1 victory over Soltilo Angkor.
Elsewhere, Hantharwady United remained perfect in Myanmar and things look increasingly good for Sydney FC in Australia despite the league leaders not playing over the weekend.
South Asia Domestic Wrap: Gokulam Kerala, Machhindra emerge champions
Mumbai: The Indian Women’s League 2020 champions were crowned on Friday, as Gokulam Kerala defeated Kryphsa FC 3-2 to lift the title while Machhindra FC emerged champions of Nepal’s Martry Memorial A-Division League for the first time.
In the Indian Super League, Chennaiyin FC boosted their hopes of a place in the play-offs with a 3-1 win over ATK while Mohun Bagan are eight points clear at the top of the I-League.
The Bangladesh Premier league kicked off over the weekend, with defending champions Bashundhara Kings off to a winning start. Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at the domestic action over the past week.
Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Spoils shared in Tehran derby, goal rush in Tajikistan
Bishkek: Four goals and 90 minutes of high-stakes action couldn’t separate Persepolis and Esteghlal in a memorable Tehran derby, while Lokomotiv- Pamir and Dushanbe-83 both reached double figures in FFT Cup matches in Tajikistan.
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