ASEAN Wrap: Bali qualify for Asia; JDT unstoppable
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021-22 Liga 1 winners Bali United will have a chance to qualify for the AFC Champions League™ 2023-24 after they defeated defending champions PSM Makassar on penalties in a two-legged playoff which decided who among the two will represent Indonesia in the qualifiers of the continental tournament.
Reigning champions Johor Darul Ta’zim registered an unprecedented 14 victories from 14 matches from the start of the league season as the Southern Tigers defeated Terengganu 3-1 to extend their advantage at the top to 11 points and remain on course for an incredible 10th consecutive league title in Malaysia.
Leaders Thanh Hoa suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Cong An Hanoi in Vietnam while there were also matches taking place in Singapore, Myanmar, Laos and the Philippines, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across ASEAN.
East Asia Wrap: Cerezo stun Vissel; Shanghai Port move four clear
Hong Kong: There was plenty of late drama in Japan this week as Vissel Kobe conceded the lead of the league following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cerezo Osaka on Saturday while defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos pulled off a thrilling 4-3 win over Kashiwa Reysol to take pole position.
In China PR, Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar converted two penalties to help pacesetters Shanghai Port secure a comeback victory against Nantong Zhiyun on Friday while their crosstown rivals Shanghai Shenhua are four points behind following a narrow 1-0 win over Qingdao Hainiu.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors maintained their newfound form as they overcame Gangwon FC 2-1 for their third straight victory in Korea Republic while reigning champions C.P.K. maintained their perfect start to the season by making it 12 wins out of 12 matches in Macau, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia.
Vote for your Best Goal of #ACL2022: Semi-final 2 (West)
Kuala Lumpur: Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds were crowned the Asian champions for the third time as they defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC 2-1 on aggregate in the final of the AFC Champions League™ 2022, bringing the curtains down on another thrilling edition of Asia’s premier club competition.
After a tournament that saw 384 goals in 130 matches, it’s now up to you, the fans of Asian football, to decide which goal deserves to be named the best of the tournament. So in the second semi-final, the-AFC.com brings you eight goals from the West Asia section of the draw for you to look back on.
After reviewing our selection below, don’t forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article to help decide which among these goals will advance to the final to face the best goals from the East Asia side of the draw.