Riyadh: Major leagues in West Asia came to a halt due to the widespread of the Covid-19 in several countries in the region as leaders in Saudi Arabia and UAE maintained their position at the top of the standings.
Al Duhail and Al Sadd will square off in the semi-finals of the Qatar Amir Cup while Al Hidd continued their dominance in Bahrain while Al Seeb shared a draw with Dhofar in the top match of the Oman Pro League. the-AFC.com reviews the latest domestic action in West Asia.
ASEAN & East Domestic Wrap: Ho Chi Minh City FC move top
Kuala Lumpur: Defending V-League champions Hanoi FC suffered a first defeat of the season in Vietnam as Ho Chi Minh City FC won their second successive game to come out of the weekend as the only team with a 100% record.
Elsewhere in ASEAN, A-League leaders Sydney FC drew with Perth Glory, Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta'zim were held at home and Persib Bandung maintained their lead at the top of Indonesia's Liga 1.
There was also plenty of action in Cambodia and Singapore while in East Asia there were FA Cup quarter-finals in Hong Kong and a pair of huge scores in Guam, so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest rounds of fixtures from the two regions.
Maâloul: I want to lead Syria to the FIFA World Cup
Damascus: Newly appointed national team head coach Nabil Maâloul said he is determined to steer Syria to the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time ever.
The former Tunisia national team head coach, who has signed two-year contract, said it will be a big challenge but one that he is relishing as Syria look to better their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign where they advanced to the play-off against Australia.
Kuala Lumpur: The week that was in the 2020 AFC Cup witnessed some fantastic action with goals galore across the ASEAN, Central and South Zones, a record-breaking feat and two stunning Continental debuts among the highlights.
With 29 goals in just nine matches, there were a number of fabulous performances and the-AFC.com highlights five players who caught the eye in a thrilling couple of days.
AFC Cup 2020 Goal of the Week: Ibrahim Mahudhee (Maziya S&R)
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com has announced that Maziya S&R's Ibrahim Mahudhee is the winner of this week’s Goal of the Week presented by Allianz for the 2020 AFC Cup after a public vote on the AFC’s official website.
Kuala Lumpur: Bienvenido Marañón's brace in Ceres Negros' 4-0 victory over Bali United on Wednesday not only helped the Filipino side to three points, it also saw the Spaniard leapfrog Jordanian Mahmoud Shelbaieh to become the competition's all-time leading scorer on 35 goals.
Having begun the 2020 tournament on 30 goals, last year's top scorer wasted no time in picking up where he left off, with two goals in an opening-day victory over Cambodia's Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC, before a penalty against Vietnam's Than Quang Ninh saw him move within a goal of former Al Wehdat striker Shelbaieh.
Marañón's double against Bali saw the prolific striker move into pole position and there will likely be many more to follow if he continues in this form. The-AFC.com looks back at his achievement, as well as those of the iconic AFC Cup scorers who the 33-year-old has overtaken in recent years.