Monthly archive - September 2012

Guangzhou out to keep ACL dream alive

Guangzhou out to keep ACL dream alive

Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande face two-time winners Al Ittihad in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday looking to overturn a two-goal first leg deficit, while the visitors to Tianhe Stadium are looking to advance to the last four alongside fellow Saudi League sides Al Ahli and Al Hilal.

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Al Ittihad’s Hazazi dreaming of ACL success

With a pair of headers in the latter stages of their 4-2 AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg win over China’s Guangzhou Evergrande last week, Naif Hazazi underlined his ever-burgeoning reputation in front of goal.

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Gamba demolish Urawa

Gamba demolish Urawa

In one of the biggest surprises of the J. League season to date, relegation threatened Gamba Osaka went to Saitama Stadium and disposed of third placed Urawa Reds 5-0, putting a dent in their fierce rival’s title aspirations.

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Asians Abroad - September 22-24

By Paul Williams

It was a productive weekend for a number of players who managed to find the back of the net for their respective club sides across Europe.

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Muang Thong remain undefeated

By Kevin Watkin

Buriram’s defence of their title came to a mathematical end on Saturday, as they lost to Wuachon (formerly their sister club Buriram FC). Muang Thong remained unbeaten, though they were made to work hard by Osotspa.

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Van Dijk set for Adelaide exit

By Paul Williams

Wantaway Adelaide United striker Sergio van Dijk has told Asian Football Feast of his ongoing battle to secure a move away from the A-League club, with Indonesia the most likely destination.

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Bangkok Glass fail to close gap

By Kevin Watkin

The final match (for now) to be played with foreign referees ended even at Leo Stadium, as Bangkok Glass’ Teerathep ‘Leesaw’ Winothai’s third minute strike against his former club was cancelled out just before halftime by Gilbert Koomson. The result ensures that Glass remain four points behind BEC in fifth place on the table.

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Last eight set for ACL showdown

Former finalists Adelaide United entertain familiar foes Bunyodkor on Wednesday as the AFC Champions League resumes with the first legs of four intriguing quarter-final ties, while Ulsan Hyundai continue their bid to return the continental crown to Korean hands against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

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Zheng out to re-write history

While well aware of the challenges posed by Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad having already fallen foul of the two-time champions in the quarter-finals of a previous edition of the AFC Champions League, Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi is eagerly anticipating next week’s first leg as the Chinese Super League champions seek to re-write history.

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China suffers heavy defeat to Brazil

By Tiago Bontempo (follow him on twitter @GunnerTNB)

Recent results attained by the Chinese Nation Team may have indicated that José Antonio Camacho could be leading them the right way, but a crushing 8-0 defeat by the hands of a still incomplete Brazilian side in Recife hit as a big blow even though the Chinese could not field their best eleven.

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