Vote for your Best Goal of 2021 AFC Champions League Matchday Six (East)
Bangkok: The group stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (East) has drawn to a close as the eight teams advancing to the knockout rounds were confirmed over the past few days.
As ever, there was plenty of drama and a number of fabulous goals to go with it. the-AFC.com has selected five of the best for you to choose your favourite, so cast a vote at the foot of the article to let us know!
Vidmar relishing BG Pathum United's AFC Champions League Round of 16 challenge, Hong applauds Ulsan Hyundai players for extending record
Bangkok: BG Pathum United head coach Aurelio Vidmar hailed his side for putting up a good fight against AFC Champions League titleholders Ulsan Hyundai FC on Sunday as the Australian immediately cast his eyes on the Thai side's upcoming Round of 16 tie.
Goals by Kim Min-jun and man of the match Valeri Qazaishvili saw Ulsan walk away with a perfect record of six wins to finish as Group F winners, while BG Pathum United advanced as one of three best runners-up.
Lee: Qualification achieved, Daegu now aiming for more AFC Champions League success
Tashkent: Daegu FC head coach Lee Byung-geun said his side has reason to believe they’ll have more achievements to celebrate in the 2021 AFC Champions League, after his club secured their first ever knockout stage appearance on Sunday.
With a win required to advance, the K League outfit ultimately overwhelmed debutants United City FC to win 4-0, booking a Round of 16 clash against Japan’s Nagoya Grampus in September.
East Asia and ASEAN wrap: Marinos win again to close further in on Kawasaki
Kuala Lumpur: Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 on Saturday for their sixth J1 League win in a row as they narrowed the gap on table-toppers Kawasaki Frontale to nine points with a game in hand.
In addition to league fixtures in Japan over the weekend, there were also games in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Macau, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action across East Asia and ASEAN.
Preview: Gold Cup provides Qatar another opportunity to prepare for FIFA World Cup
Houston: Felix Sanchez’s Qatar are prepared for a stern test when they begin their 2021 Gold Cup Group D campaign against Panama at the BBVA Stadium on Tuesday.
Qatar are participating for the first time in the Gold Cup as invited guests with the reigning 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions eager to test themselves against the best teams in the region in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which they will be hosting.