Al Sadd all smiles after reaching Asian Champions League last 16
Al Sadd all smiles after reaching Asian Champions League last 16

Qatar`s Al Sadd were among a trio of former champions to make the last 16 of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday after a fine strike by Brazilian forward Muriqui gave them a 1-0 win over Iran`s Foolad Kozuestan in Doha.

Treble winners Gamba Osaka secure first J-League win
Treble winners Gamba Osaka secure first J-League win

Japanese champions Gamba Osaka recorded their first win of the fledgling J-League season with a comfortable 2-0 win at Ventforet Kofu on Sunday.

 Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief
Strong league to fuel Qatar's Asia ambition, says chief

Qatar`s soccer league chief hopes a close alliance with the national team can help the country improve its international performance following a disappointing Asian Cup this year.

Lippi, Popovic handed bans over stormy ACL match
Lippi, Popovic handed bans over stormy ACL match

Former Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi and Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Tony Popovic were both handed match bans on Saturday stemming from their roles in a stormy August Asian Champions League match.

Tomi Juric strike gives Western Sydney edge in Asian final
Tomi Juric strike gives Western Sydney edge in Asian final

A goal from second-half substitute Tomi Juric gave Western Sydney Wanderers a 1-0 victory over Al-Hilal in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

Giant-slaying Wanderers ready for biggest game: Popovic
Giant-slaying Wanderers ready for biggest game: Popovic

Western Sydney Wanderers have already confounded huge odds by reaching the Asian Champions League final at the first attempt but their players are in no mood to settle for that, coach Tony Popovic said on Friday. 

Al-Hilal's pedigree means nothing in Asian final: coach
Al-Hilal's pedigree means nothing in Asian final: coach

Al-Hilal`s long history of success will mean nothing when they take on upstarts Western Sydney Wanderers in the Asian Champions League (ACL) final first leg on Saturday, coach Laurentiu Reghecampf said on Friday.

Wanderers` fairy tale run to AFC Champions League final
Wanderers` fairy tale run to AFC Champions League final

This year`s AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition`s newest team and the continent`s most decorated side for the title of Asia`s best football club.

Real Madrid face Mexican or Asian opponents in Club World Cup
Real Madrid face Mexican or Asian opponents in Club World Cup

European champions Real Madrid will face Mexican side Cruz Azul or the yet to be determined club champions of Asia in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup after the draw for the annual showpiece in host nation Morocco on Saturday.

`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final
`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed to let Western Sydney Wanderers play the first leg of their Asian Champions League final at their intimidating home ground, the club said Tuesday.

Seoul in fine fettle ahead of Asian Champions League semi
Seoul in fine fettle ahead of Asian Champions League semi

 FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-soo rested several first-choice players ahead of Wednesday`s Asian Champions League semi-final against Western Sydney but was delighted with the performance of his fringe players in a 3-1 K-League win over Incheon United.

Gyan inspires Al Ain into Asian Champions league last four
Gyan inspires Al Ain into Asian Champions league last four

Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan scored as former champions Al Ain of the UAE stormed into the last four of the Asian Champions League with an emphatic 3-1 win over Saudi giants Al Ittihad in Mecca in their quarter-final second leg match on Tuesday.

India get AFC Champions League slot

India have been awarded an Asian champions league play-off slot after a gap of two years.

Fluminense re-sign China-based star Conca

Brazilian club Fluminense have confirmed that Argentine star Dario Conca will make an emotional return to the club next year after inspiring China`s Guangzhou Evergrande to the Asian Champions League title.

Al Sadd wins Asian Champions League on penalties

Qatari team Al Sadd lifted the 2011 Asian Champions League trophy on Saturday after a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

Al Shabab edge Seongnam in seven goal first leg thriller

Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab scored twice in the final eight minutes to beat South Koreans Seongnam Ilhwa 4-3 in an entertaining Asian Champions League semi-final first leg.

Al Shabab edge Seongnam in seven goal first leg thriller

Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab scored twice in the final eight minutes to beat South Koreans Seongnam Ilhwa 4-3 in an entertaining Asian Champions League semi-final first leg.

Saudi clubs to get cool million for Asian success

Saudi Arabian soccer chiefs will dole out a USD 1 million bonus if any of their clubs win the Asian Champions League this year.

Saudi clubs to get cool million for Asian success

Saudi Arabian soccer chiefs will dole out a USD 1 million bonus if any of their clubs win the Asian Champions League this year.

ACL play-off matches on Jan 30, Feb 6; draw on Dec 7

I-League winners Churchill
Brothers will know their opponents in the 2010 Asian Champions
League play-offs when the draws are announced here on December
7.