Asian Champions League 2020 – Playoffs

After two rounds of preliminaries it’s now time for the first Korean team to enter this year’s Asian Champions League as FC Seoul make a return to the competition after missing out in both 2018 and 2019. Seoul are joined by Japan’s FC Tokyo and Kashima Antlers along with Chinese Super Cup winners Shanghai SIPG.

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Asian Champions League 2020 – Knockout Stages

Next week sees the start of the 2020 Asian Champions League as the Preliminary rounds in both regions get underway. In the East region we have teams from The Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia clashing in the pursuit of glory and riches beyond the expectations of even the most optimistic among them.

Asian Champions League 2020 – Groups Updated

With Vissel Kobe winning the Emperor’s Cup earlier today we now know who will join Suwon Bluewings in Group G which is already shaping up to be a pretty tough group with Guangzhou Evergrande and Jahor Darul Ta’zim the other teams. The first ties take place on Feb 12th as Bluewings will travel to China…

Asian Champions League 2020 – Groups Drawn

The group stages for the 2020 Asian Champions League have been drawn although we still await who from Japan will take the remaining spot in Group G.  K-League champions Jeonbuk will meet Sydney FC and recent J-League champions Yokohama Marinos in what looks like being the hardest group of the bunch. Meanwhile Ulsan’s reward for…

2019 ACL Group Stages – Confirmed

A potential upset was averted in Shandong as the heavily favoured hosts trailed Hanoi T&T 1-0 at HT but three goals in the last 15 minutes including a strike from Graziano Pelle killed the visitors off and confirmed Shandong’s place in Group E alongside Gyeongnam FC.

Asian Champions League 2019 – Groups Drawn

The group stages for next year’s Asian Champions League have been drawn and we are really no further forward as to who will play who given that three of the federations haven’t completed their domestic season yet. Despite this however, from those teams that have been drawn already there are some intriguing fixtures awaiting us…

ACL 2018 Group Stages – Round 4 : Tuesday Previews

The last round of the Asian Champions League must go down in the record books as one of the highest scoring rounds as there seemed to be goals flying in from everywhere. In Jeonju we had a 6-3, Shanghai a 2-2 and then that incredible ‘game of two halves’ in Guangzhou as Jeju threw away…

ACL 2018 Group Stages – Round 3 Previews

This week sees the return of the Asian Champions League as we approach the halfway point of the Group Stages. It’s been a mixed bag for the K-League’s representatives as only Jeonbuk and Ulsan have come through the first two weeks unscathed with both Jeju and the Bluewings suffering home defeats. 

ACL 2018 Group Stages – Round 2 Preview

The first round was a relatively successful one for the Korean teams involved as all but Jeju United came away with at least a point. The highlight of the round was Suwon Bluewing’s 2-0 victory in Sydney. Also returning from Australia unscathed were Ulsan as they boarded the plane home with a share of the…