Kuala Lumpur: Club football is thriving in Asia with domestic derbies always eagerly awaited affairs season after season.
Having taken a look at the domestic rivalries in the United Arab Emirates, the-AFC.com turns its attention to Saudi Arabia in the latest installment.
Saudi Arabia is rich in football history, and the league contains two of Asia’s most successful teams in the AFC Champions League, while competitiveness among the participating clubs have resulted in several derbies coming along since the inception of the league in 1976.
West Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The groups for the biggest ever AFC Champions League were revealed on Wednesday, giving us countless exciting fixtures to look forward to in the coming months.
The opening matches are still more than two months away, but that won’t stop us from breaking down Wednesday's draw and examining what to expect from a mouth-watering selection of groups in the West Zone.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ponder and what to watch from the matches ahead.
East Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The path to AFC Champions League glory was revealed on Wednesday, with an expanded draw delivering several potential classics.
In lieu of waiting until April’s kick-off, we are jumping straight into this year’s extended field, analysing the contenders, the challengers and the storylines ahead in the East Zone of Asia’s premier club football competition.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ask and what to watch in the matches ahead.
Zaporizhzhia: In-form Islamic Republic of Iran forward Shahab Zahedi has made the switch from one Ukrainian club to another, joining Zorya Luhansk on Monday.
The Ukrainian Premier League’s top scorer with eight goals in 11 matches for Olimpik Donetsk this season, Zahedi will link up with his countryman Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, who is on loan at the club from Fenerbahce.