Qualifiers - Group C: Japan flex muscles; Palestine cruise past Guam
Vientiane: Japan opened their AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers campaign with a 4-0 victory over Laos, while Palestine secured their first win of their campaign, defeating Guam 5-0 in Group C at the National Stadium KM16 in Laos on Monday.
Japan’s win is a boost in their bid to qualify for the Finals, with only the top team from the group assured of an automatic place in Uzbekistan 2023.
ASEAN Wrap: JDT win Malaysia FA Cup; Albirex go top
Kuala Lumpur: Johor Darul Ta’zim lifted the Malaysia FA Cup for the first time since 2016 after a double from Bergson helped them defeat Terengganu 3-1 in Saturday’s final at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
In Singapore, Lion City Sailors lost for the second successive week as Albirex Niigata (S) won to move top of the standings, while Madura United picked up three more points to stay in pole position in Indonesia.
The top two in Thailand dropped points for the first time this season, there was Vietnamese Cup quarter-final action, and there were also games in Myanmar and the Philippines, so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest fixtures from around Southeast Asia.
East Asia Wrap: Pohang stun Ulsan; Kawasaki down Sanfrecce
Hong Kong: Pohang Steelers claimed East Coast Derby bragging rights and with it dented Ulsan Hyundai’s K League 1 title hopes after scoring in the fourth minute of added time to secure a 2-1 win over their rivals on Sunday.
There was a match of equal significance in Japan as Kawasaki Frontale emphatically ended Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s five-game winning run by dealing them a 4-0 defeat on Saturday to leapfrog their opponents into second and keep the pressure on leaders Yokohama F. Marinos.
Elsewhere, there were fixtures in the Chinese Super League, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from across East Asia.