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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 Asian Champions League Match Day 1

SHANDONG LUNENG FC (CHN) – BURIRAM UNITED (THA) (1 – 1)
POHANG STEELERS (KOR) – CEREZO OSAKA (JPN) (1 – 1)
SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA (JPN) – BEIJING GUOAN (CHN) (1 – 1)
FC SEOUL (KOR) – CENTRAL COAST MARINERS (AUS) (2 – 0)
AL JAZIRA (UAE) – AL RAYYAN (QAT) (3 – 2)
ESTEGHLAL (IRN) – AL SHABAB (KSA) (0 – 1)
EL JAISH (QAT) – FOOLAD KHOUZESTAN (IRN) (0 – 0)
AL FATEH (KSA) – BUNYODKOR (UZB) (0 – 0)
TRACTORSAZI TABRIZ (IRN) – AL ITTIHAD (KSA) (1 – 0)
AL AIN (UAE) – LEKHWIYA (QAT) (2 – 1)
AL …

ACL News - Group C, Match Day 1 »

[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia began their AFC Champions League Group C campaign on a positive note with a 2-0 victory over Qatari side Al Gharafa at the King Abdulaziz Sport City on Wednesday.
Last years’ runners-up took the lead through a fine solo effort by Mustafa Al Bassas late in the first half and they sealed the win when Victor Simoes struck their second deep into stoppage time.
The win moved them level on three points with Iranian champions Sepahan, who downed Al Nasr of the United Arab Emirates 3-0 in …

ACL News - Group C, Match Day 1 »

[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Albanian striker Xhevahir Sukaj scored twice as Iranian champions Sepahan kicked off their AFC Champions League Group C campaign in fine fashion with a 3-0 win over qualifiers Al Nasr of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
Sukaj opened the scoring with a 22ndminute header and although he missed a host of chances after that, he helped make the result safe with his second goal nine minutes from time.
Omid Ebrahami added a third with four minutes remaining to seal a deserved victory for the home side after a dominant performance.
Sepahan pressed …

ACL News - Group D, Match Day 1 »

[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Brazilian striker Nilmar grabbed a late equaliser as Qatari side Al Rayyan came from behind three times to earn a hard-fought point in a 3-3 draw with Iranian giants Esteghlal in their Group D opener at the Al Rayyan Stadium on Wednesday.
Nilmar (Nilmar Honorato da Silva) struckjust a minute after Iran captain Javad Nekounam, who was playing in his first AFC Champions League match since 2005, appeared to have won the match for the visitors with a penalty.
Jlloyd Samuel and Arash Borhani were also on target for the Iranian side …

ACL News - Group D, Match Day 1 »

[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Cosmin Olariou saw his current club defeat his former employers as Al Ain came from a goal down to defeat ten-man Al Hilal 3-1 at the Tahnoun bin Mohamed Stadium in their AFC Champions League Group D match on Wednesday.
Abdulla Al Dosary gave the Saudi visitors the lead after nine minutes but Omar Abdulrahman levelled with an sublime volley in the 27th minute and Australian striker Alex Brosque then put the United Arab Emirates league champions ahead almost immediately after the half-time interval.
Salem Al Dawsari was sent off for denying …

2011 ACL News, ACL News - Group H, Match Day 1 »

[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Former Guangzhou Evergrande striker Cleo scored the only goal of the game as the forward fired Kashiwa Reysol to a 1-0 win over China’s Guizhou Renhe at Guiyang Olympic Centre Stadium in Group H of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.
The Brazilian headed home from close range in the dying seconds of the first half to earn Reysol a winning start having joined the Emperor’s Cup winners on loan from the Chinese Super League champions in February.
Cleo (Cléverson Gabriel Córdova) scored four times in the group stage and Round of …

2011 ACL News, ACL News - Group G, Match Day 1 »

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Pohang: Former AFC Champions League winners Pohang Steelers began their bid for an unprecedented fourth continental title with a goalless draw against China’s Beijing Guoan at The Steelyard on Wednesday.
Following a tight first half in the Group G opener, 2009 ACL champions Pohang enjoyed the better of the chances as the game opened up in the second 45 minutes although Beijing were unfortunate not to take the lead as Joffre Guerron crashed an effort against the crossbar just after the hour mark.
The visitors, though, were indebted to Xu Yunlong as …

2011 ACL News, ACL News - Group H, Match Day 1 »

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong saved an 87th minute penalty from Central Coast Mariners’ Nick Montgomery as former semi-finalists Suwon Bluewings held on to earn goalless draw in Wednesday’s AFC Champions League Group H opener.
Jung had already kept Seo Jung-won’s Suwon in the contest at Central Coast Stadium by brilliantly denying Mariners substitute Mitchell Duke just after the hour mark.
And the Korea Republic international again came to the visitors’ rescue to deny Montgomery after Kwak Kwang-sun’s blatant handball appeared to have created the opportunity for Graham Arnold’s A-League Premiers only a second …

ACL News - Group A, Match Day 1 »

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tractorsazi Tabriz began their maiden campaign in the AFC Champions League in impressive fashion as goals by Mehdi Seyed-Salehi, Javad Kazemian and Masoud Ebrahimzadeh gave the Iranian side a 3-1 win over United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira on Tuesday.
Roared on by a capacity crowd at the 67,000-seat Yadegar Emam Stadium, the home side took the game to their opponents in the first half and they grabbed a deserved lead in the 37th minute.
Following a scramble near the left byline, the ball was lobbed invitingly in the Al Jazira six-yard …

ACL News - Group A, Match Day 1 »

[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Saudi Pro League champions Al Shabab took full advantage of a pair of defensive lapses as they strolled to a 2-0 win over tournament newcomers El Jaish of Qatar in their AFC Champions League Group A opener on Tuesday.
An own goal by Anderson and a fine finish by Omar Al Ghamdi late in the first half at the King Fahd International Stadium proved decisive for the home side as they joined Iranian side Tractorsazi Tabriz at the top of the group on three points.
With the Qatari side content to sit …