Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Orazsahedov wins Golden Boot, Esteghlal on song
Bishkek: The league season has come to an end in Tajikistan, although Khation still have a fight on their hands to avoid relegation, while Kyrgyz Premier League action closed with a two-man race for the Golden Boot.
Elsewhere, Esteghlal’s stunning form reversal reached new heights in Islamic Republic of Iran, while Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr took another step towards a sixth consecutive title.
Join the-AFC.com as we explore the key results from Istaravshan to Isfahan.
Kuala Lumpur: Melbourne City opened up a three-point lead at the top of Australia’s A-League while the relegation battle in Indonesia looks set to go to the wire after another exciting round of domestic fixtures in ASEAN.
Elsewhere, Boeung Ket FC denied Svay Rieng FC the double in Cambodia and the finalists of the Copa Paulino Alcantara in the Philippines have been confirmed. For a full review of the action across the region, here’s the-AFC.com’s weekly wrap.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Suwon crowned 2019 FA Cup winners
Kuala Lumpur: Suwon Samsung Bluewings lifted the Korean FA Cup for the fifth time after a 4-0 win over Dajeon Korail on Sunday.
Elsewhere, despite several leagues on hold for the international break, there were new leaders in the exhilirating race for the 2019 J.League title, while there was also Cup action in Hong Kong and some goal-filled ties in the Guam championship.
For a round-up of all the domestic action across East Asia, here’s the-AFC.com’s look back at the latest round of matches.
Kuala Lumpur: Al Ahed FC became the first Lebanese club to win the AFC Cup, emerging as 1-0 winners over DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC in Monday’s final at Kuala Lumpur Stadium.
A second-half header from Issah Yakubu proved decisive for Bassem Marmar’s side, who navigated the entire knockout stage without conceding a goal on their way to a maiden Continental title.
Al Ahed spent much of the match in the ascendancy, with 4.25’s cause damaged by an early red card to goalkeeper An Tae-song, with Yakubu’s winner coming after a number of earlier chances had gone begging.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach Bassem Marmar said Al Ahed FC's 2019 AFC Cup final triumph on Monday was for the people of Lebanon.
Marmar said he hoped Al Ahed's win - the first time a Lebanese club has won the AFC Cup - had put a smile on the faces of his compatriots.
"This win is for them and I really hope that we have brought happiness by winning the AFC Cup. We wanted so badly to win the Cup for the people of Lebanon and I am so happy that the players delivered," said Marmar.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach O Yun-son, while disappointed that 4.25 SC failed in their mission to lift the AFC Cup, conceded that Al Ahed FC were worthy winners in the final at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium on Monday.
The DPR Korea club had gone into the decider confident of their chances but goalkeeper An Tae-song's sending off in the 26th minute made their task even more difficult against a highly motivated Al Ahed side.
The one-man advantage meant Al Ahed dictated play and after several missed opportunities, Issah Yakubu headed home the winning goal for the Lebanese club in the 74th minute.