Monthly archive - April 2012

Reds chase Round of 16 berth

Adelaide United are boosted by the return to fitness of midfielder Dario Vidosic for Wednesday’s visit of Uzbekistan champions Bunyodkor with the 2008 runners-up one win away from a place in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League.

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Guangzhou set for Jeonbuk

AFC Champions League debutants Guangzhou Evergrande can secure a place in the last 16 with victory over Korea Republic’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Tuesday, but the Chinese Super League champions must be wary of a backlash from the resurgent former champions.

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Managers on the edge, and over it

Managers on the edge, and over it

By Iain Pearce

There are several firsts that let you know the season is well and truly underway. The first goal came fourteen minutes in from the predictable boots of Jeonbuk’s Lee Dong-Guk.

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Buriram’s ACL hopes finely poised

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Thailand Premier League champions Buriram United’s blistering start to its debut campaign in the AFC Champions League appears to have gone off the rails after they suffered back-to-back defeats to K-League title holders Jeonbuk Motors in midweek.

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Tragedy strikes again in Korea

Tragedy strikes again in Korea

By Iain Pearce

Saturday brought with it the shocking news that former Daejeon and Suwon midfielder Lee Kyung-Hwan had taken his life, falling from the fifteenth floor of an apartment building in central Incheon, where he had lived with his mother.

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Al Jazira advance as race for last 16 intensifies

Reigning UAE Pro League champions Al Jazira became the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 of the AFC Champions League this week, with the race for the remaining places in the knockout stage set for a thrilling climax next month.

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Nadeshiko League kicks off with big results

By Tiago Bontempo

The 2012 edition of the Japanese women’s football league, better known as Nadeshiko League, started with few surprises besides the high scorelines in most matches.

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Resurgent Gamba seek second win

Former winners Gamba Osaka can put themselves firmly back into the race for a place in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League by recording a second win of the campaign against Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor on Wednesday as the J.League side look to continue their revival under new coach Masanobu Matsunami.

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Jeonbuk out to continue ACL revival

Former AFC Champions League winners and last year’s runners-up Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will look to continue a timely return to form against Group H leaders Buriram United on Tuesday as the race for the Round of 16 gathers pace this week across Asia.

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ACL presents new challenge for Guangzhou

When Guangzhou Evergrande kicked off their debut season in the AFC Champions League with a comprehensive 5-1 destruction of last year’s beaten finalists, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, it looked like the Chinese Super League champions might transfer their domestic dominance onto the continental stage.

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