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AFC Champions League Final – Preview

AFC Champions League Final – Preview

By Paul Williams

Looking for their first continental title in more than a decade Al Hilal needed little more motivation ahead of Saturday night’s first leg encounter at Parramatta Stadium.

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In-form Al Ain upbeat ahead of Esteghlal trip

In-form Al Ain upbeat ahead of Esteghlal trip

Inaugural AFC Champions League winners Al Ain continue their bid to turn domestic dominance into continental success as the UAE Pro League champions travel to Iran to face Esteghlal on Wednesday in Group D.

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Lee backs Jeonbuk to rediscover ACL form

Lee backs Jeonbuk to rediscover ACL form

Former AFC Champions League top-scorer Lee Dong-gook has ruled out a revenge mission against China’s Guangzhou Evergrande next week and insists 2006 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are determined to put last year’s disappointing group stage display firmly in the past.

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Damjanovic targets historic double

Damjanovic targets historic double

Striker Dejan Damjanovic is refusing to wrest on his laurels having spearheaded FC Seoul’s eye-catching domestic title success last season and the Montenegrin is targeting a historic K-League and AFC Champions League double this season for Choi Yong-soo’s side.

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Hot shot Sato out to fire Sanfrecce to ACL glory

Hot shot Sato out to fire Sanfrecce to ACL glory

Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s hot shot striker Hisato Sato has set his sights on adding the AFC Champions League crown to the J.League title he won last year, when his goals steered the club to their first-ever domestic crown.

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Al Ain off the mark in style

Al Ain off the mark in style

Inaugural winners and UAE Pro League champions Al Ain marked their return to the AFC Champions League with an impressive 3-1 comeback win over fellow former continental champions Al Hilal on Wednesday.

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Suwon aim to soar to the next level

Suwon aim to soar to the next level

Korea Republic’s Suwon Bluewings return to the AFC Champions League on Wednesday against A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners with new coach Seo Jung-won promising attractive football as the K-League side begin their pursuit of a third continental title.

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Guangzhou and Urawa to kick off ACL in style

Guangzhou and Urawa to kick off ACL in style

Former champions Urawa Reds return to the AFC Champions League after a break of four years on Tuesday with the J.League side taking on Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande in a highly-anticipated Group F opener at Tianhe Sport Center.

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Yang backs Jiangsu ahead of maiden ACL adventure

Yang backs Jiangsu ahead of maiden ACL adventure

Assistant coach Yang Chen has backed Dragan Okuka and his Jiangsu Sainty side to make a major impression as the Chinese Super League runners-up prepare for their first-ever foray into the AFC Champions League.

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Abe out to evoke memories of 2007

Abe out to evoke memories of 2007

With Urawa Reds’ 2007 triumph still fresh in his memory, midfielder Yuki Abe is determined to recreate that success this year as the J.League side prepares to return to the AFC Champions League next week against Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

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