Goal joy turns to woe as Wanderers trio suspended
Goal joy turns to woe as Wanderers trio suspended

Tomi Juric`s caution for a cheeky goal celebration has made him one of three Western Sydney Wanderers players suspended for the AFC Champions League semi-finals` first leg, the club said Friday.

Guangzhou`s Lippi banned for confronting ref: AFC

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has been slapped with an initial one-match ban for angrily confronting the referee during an AFC Champions League match, the Asian Football Confederation announced Sunday.

Marcello Lippi storm as nine-man Guangzhou crash

Nine-man Guangzhou Evergrande crashed 1-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers Wednesday in a stormy AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg which left their coach Marcello Lippi facing possible disciplinary action.

Socceroo Matthew Spiranovic to miss ACL quarters

Australian World Cup defender Matthew Spiranovic needs ankle surgery and will miss the Western Sydney Wanderers AFC Champions League quarter-final against Guangzhou Evergrande next month, his club said on Thursday.

Guangzhou hit title form in five-goal romp

Title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande destroyed Diego Forlan`s Cerezo Osaka 5-1 as they moved towards their third straight AFC Champions League quarter-finals in ominous style on Tuesday.

Bengaluru FC set sight on AFC Champions League qualification

Having won the I-League crown in their debut season, Bengaluru Football Club have now set their sights on becoming the first Indian club to qualify for the prestigious AFC Champions League.

Elkesson double secures champs Guangzhou last 16 place

A first-half double from Brazilian striker Elkeson rescued title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande from possible elimination and sent them into the AFC Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Guangzhou on the brink in Asian title defence

Marcello Lippi`s Guangzhou Evergrande face a tense evening in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday with their Asian title defence on the line in the final round of group games.

Pohang Steelers steal into AFC Champions League last 16

Pohang Steelers became the first East Asian team to reach the AFC Champions League last 16 on Wednesday as an upset and a late own goal elsewhere set up a tense final round of group games.

Victory stun ACL champions Guangzhou

Australia`s Melbourne Victory stunned defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 in Melbourne on Tuesday to stay in contention for the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League.

Ten-man Jeonbuk stun champs Guangzhou

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors joined Guangzhou Evergrande at the top of their AFC Champions League group after a superb strike gave the 10-man Korean side a 1-0 win over the defending champions Wednesday.

China not to bid for FIFA Club World Cup

China will not bid for the 2015-2016 or 2017-2018 FIFA Club World Cup since the Chinese Football Association (CFA) did not receive application from any of the local associations.

Diamanti comes to Guangzhou`s rescue

Alessandro Diamanti came to Guangzhou Evergrande`s rescue once again on Wednesday as his first-half equaliser gave the AFC Champions League title-holders a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F. Marinos.

Diamanti sparkles in Guangzhou comeback

New signing Alessandro Diamanti starred with two magical strikes as AFC Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande fought back from two goals down to beat Melbourne Victory 4-2 on Wednesday.

FC Seoul captain to join Beijing Guoan

South Korean football club FC Seoul Friday announced that it has agreed to sell captain Ha Dae-sung to China`s Beijing Guoan club. He will depart for Beijing this Sunday for a physical test.

Pune FC up against Vietnam side in first round of ACL play-off

Pune FC will play against Vietnam champion Hanoi T&T at home in their first round match of the AFC Champions League play-off competition on February 2.

Champions League slot means a lot to Pune FC

As Pune FC gear up for the AFC Champions League play-off, the elite club tournament of Asia, a senior official of the Piramal Group-owned club said that the outfit is reaping rich dividends for strictly following club licensing criteria.

Asia`s `Man Utd` face scrap for title

China`s Guangzhou Evergrande are long established as hot favourites for the AFC Champions League title but they have a fight on their hands in Saturday`s showdown with FC Seoul.

Esteghlal beats Al-Hilal in AFC Champions League

Iran`s Esteghlal beat Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Group D of the 2013 AFC Champions League.

Sepahan defeats al-Nasr 3-0 in Asian football

Sepahan of Iran defeated al-Nasr of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-0 at the AFC Champions League group stage.