Bracket Challenge: Vietnam's Le Cong Vinh
Kuala Lumpur: Vietnam's Le Cong Vinh has defeated India's Sunil Chhetri to finish third in the AFC Asian Cup Greatest Goals Bracket Challenge.
The Southeast Asian legend's fans were out in full force as Le was a clear winner, setting the stage for Monday's final between Lebanon's history maker Abbas Chahrour facing the acrobatic Widodo Putra of Indonesia.
Shabab Al Ahli, Pakhtakor share points in AFC Champions League tie
Doha: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai and Pakhtakor FC kept their qualification hopes alive after the two sides played out a 0-0 draw on Matchday Five of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group B on Sunday.
The previous match between the two sides took place on Matchday One, when Pakhtakor edged the UAE Pro League side thanks to Dragan Ceran’s effort 20 minutes from time instantly after Pedro Conde had cancelled out Jaloliddin Masharipov’s early chip.
Esteghlal, Al Shorta settle for draw in crucial AFC Champions League match
Doha: Group A’s second ticket to the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 will have to be decided on Matchday Six after Iraq’s Al Shorta and Islamic Republic of Iran’s Esteghlal FC played out a 1-1 draw at Khalifa International Stadium on Sunday.
Both sides went into the game needing a win to join group leaders Al Ahli into the next round, with Al Shorta holding a three-point lead, but having played a game more.
Gritty Al Hilal SFC seal AFC Champions League knockout stage berth
Doha: Reigning champions Al Hilal SFC confirmed their place in the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with a 0-0 draw against Islamic Republic of Iran's Shahr Khodro FC on Matchday Five of Group B on Sunday.
When the two teams met earlier in the year, Andre Carillo and Bafetimbi Gomis found the net in a 2-0 Al Hilal win, and Shahr Khodro have lost all their games since.
Doha: The Sharjah players could hardly contain their joy after defeating Al Duhail SC 4-2 on Friday for the first win of their 2020 AFC Champions League campaign.
The 2018-19 UAE Pro League champions were winless in the three matches going into Friday's Group C tie but goals from Khaled Bawazir, Majed Surour, Igor Coronado and Caio steered Sharjah to an impressive victory which revived their chances of advancing to the knockout stage.