The AFC Champions League will enter on Saturday in an important turning point in this season edition, with its train that will reach the quarter-finals station, in the framework of the dreams of the qualified teams to conquer the most important continental title at the level of club.
Iranian Persepolis, who will face Saudi Al Hilal, and Al Wahda, who will play for the Saudi victory, have qualified for the quarter-finals of the West Zone, while the East region will see the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of Korea of the South with his compatriot Ulsan Hyundai and Pohang Steelers of South Korea with Nagoya Grampus of Japan.
The site web Official of the Asian Football Confederation examines the journey of the four teams in West Asia, highlighting their preparation for the quarter-finals, as well as their results in local competitions, the most important stars in they and many other axes.
The team Saudi Arabian Al Hilal enters the quarter-finals with the dream of returning to the podium after winning the title of the penultimate edition, being the holder of the record also in terms of number of titles, on an equal footing with the South Koreans Pohang Steelers, each with 3 titles.
Al Hilal reached the quarter-finals after defeating Iranian Istiklal in the round of 16 with two goals per game in course, and before that he had occupied the second place in the first group with 10 points, with a goal difference from Istiklal Dushanbe of Tajikistan.
Persepolis reached the quarter-finals after defeating Istiklal of Tajikistan with an injury-time goal thanks to their player Mehdi Tarabi, and succeeded in the group stage by occupying the top of Group E with 15 points in 5 wins and only one defeat against Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates.
Al-Nasr managed to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League by defeating Iranian Traktor with a goal in the round of 16, to successfully continue his path in the competition after taking the lead of the fourth group with 11 points from three wins and two draws against a defeat against Jordanian Al-Wehdat.
Al-Nassr has never won the championship title before, which is what fans of the team have been waiting for in every edition, as it hopes to be the third Saudi team to get on the podium.
In the group stage, Al Wahda finished second in Group E behind Persepolis after collecting 13 points in four wins, one draw and one defeat, scoring 7 goals against 3 conceded. He left the group stage.
Mohammed Al Shamsi, goalkeeper for Emirati team Al Wahda, played the league role when he led his team to victory over Sharjah’s penalty shoot-out after the original and overtime ended with a 1-1 draw, to be one of his most prominent stars of the competition so far, accompanied by Syrian Omar Khribin, the team’s top scorer in the competition with 4 goals.
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