This week, the other Round of 16 games will be played in the UEFA Champions League.
A few weeks from now, we’ll be talking about the semi-final and the final to be played in Spain. As the days go by, the 2018/2019 European football season is coming to an end.
The same cannot be said about football in Asia.
If you’re an avid reader of our blog, we discussed the new season of some football leagues this week. If you missed it, you can read it here.
Majority of the leagues discussed are in Asia. While European football is winding down, the Asian football season is just about to get started.
And it’s about to get even more interesting with the new AFC Champions League (AFCCL) season.
Just like the UCL, 32 teams have been split into eight groups as the journey to yet another final begins.
Last year, the final was won by Kashima Antlers after a fierce battle with Persepolis. It was their first win in the competition and they will be looking to retain their title.
They’ve already started their new campaign on a winning note, defeating Malaysian side, 2-1
Will both sides score in this game?
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Last year’s finalists, Persepolis, could only muster a draw in their opening game of the new AFCCL season. It remains to be seen how well they will perform this season and whether they will repeat last year’s feat.
It may still be early days in the competition. However, some teams have started strongly. If you have any plans of making some extra cash from this competition, you’ll do well to note these teams and back them when you can:
- Al-Ittihad: The Saudi Arabian side was the highest goal-scoring side on MatchDay 1, with five goals scored
- Daegu and Urawa: These two sides, Daegu from South Korea and Urawa from Japan both scored three goals in their opening games
- Al Rayyan: The side from Qatar is the first side to concede five in a single game this season. With five more games to be played in the group stage, it’s safe to say they’ll still concede more goals
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One thing you can count on in this competition is goals. On MatchDay 1, only two games featured no goals. The other 14 had at least one goal, with 7 featuring over 2,5 goals.
Another thing to note about the AFCCL is that it is a cup competition. As with all cup competitions the world over, drama is bound to happen at some point. The season is still pretty young, meaning there’s plenty of drama waiting to happen this season.
Excited about the chance to make some extra cash from this competition? Leave us your comments and let’s know which team(s) you’ll be backing.